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Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« on: August 08 2017, 09:28:33 AM »
I currently have my 2014 CRF 250 L for commuting around town...and my 2006 50th Anniversary Special Edition R1. I'm getting older and it's time to say goodbye to the R1. Currently looking at the Honda 1300 VTX C to replace the R1...and this will likely be my last bike. What would you guys get as a last cruiser bike?
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Re: Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« Reply #1 on: August 08 2017, 09:48:28 AM »
Define cruising.


Gold Wing if any long runs.


 Cruiser bikes are for more ahh younger people

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Re: Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« Reply #2 on: August 08 2017, 02:00:43 PM »
My brother has a c90 or something like that. It is like a metric fatboy
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Re: Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« Reply #3 on: August 08 2017, 04:43:24 PM »
V-max. My dad has one, the last of the 1st gen. I hear the second gen are even better. He's been low 11's on his, but hasn't had it out since pipes and jet kit. It sounds amazing.
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Re: Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« Reply #5 on: August 11 2017, 07:36:08 PM »
That Indian looks nice.  :rock:
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Re: Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« Reply #6 on: August 11 2017, 11:01:02 PM »
Not every tom and dick have one....  Ideal cruiser.  won't gave to have so many tattoos to stand out from the crowd
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Re: Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« Reply #7 on: August 12 2017, 01:37:11 PM »
Some good suggestions!  I'd look at a Vmax, Indian like Steve listed, Triumph Rocket, and the VTX1800.  The VTX1300 is kind of slow, my buddy had one and my little RZ350 would destroy it and bad!

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Re: Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« Reply #8 on: August 12 2017, 07:53:38 PM »
I'm leaning towards the VTX 1300 C. If I'm feeling stupid, I can throw a leg over the R1.
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Re: Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« Reply #10 on: August 13 2017, 01:34:39 PM »
I'm leaning towards the VTX 1300 C. If I'm feeling stupid, I can throw a leg over the R1.

You said you were going to get rid of the R1,  you should take the 1300 and 1800 for a ride and see what you like.

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« Reply #11 on: August 13 2017, 03:39:37 PM »
I know a lot of people don't share this opinion but I think v-twins are good for tractors. I really dislike how they sound, and they shake like a vibrator, that's why the girls like them!
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Re: Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« Reply #12 on: August 13 2017, 03:39:59 PM »
I'm leaning towards the VTX 1300 C. If I'm feeling stupid, I can throw a leg over the R1.

You said you were going to get rid of the R1,  you should take the 1300 and 1800 for a ride and see what you like.

Insurance premiums for the young lads here in Ontario are through the roof...and a high percentage of them are riding with no insurance. Have a friend that drives tow truck...and most of the bike accidents involving sport bikes...the owner has no insurance. Very few old farts like me will throw a leg over a 1 litre sport bike...so trying to dump it will be tough. I'm gonna go ahead and get a cruiser bike...and put the R1 up for sale. May take a year or two to sell.
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Re: Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« Reply #13 on: August 15 2017, 12:10:09 AM »
What does it cost to insure an R1 is you are in your teens or early 20's?  Up here it is around $3-3.5K.

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Re: Cruiser Motorcycle-What Would You Buy?
« Reply #14 on: August 15 2017, 10:07:49 AM »
I had young lads telling me they were quoted 600-800 a month.
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