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I have to be going well over the speed limit to scrape anything in the corners. Body positioning also plays role. Control isn't sacrifice either Lack of control is a rider issue...

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You implying something, punk?

It definitely is the way you sit, sitting straight up and down with bars that are high up just feels less direct than being leaned over, which is something a lot of sportsbike guys don't like. I'm sure a lot of people will agree with me.

I'm saying cruisers offer less control than a sportsbike, not that I personally can't control a cruiser lol. The only cruiser that I've ridden regularly was a Yamaha Maxim 1100, I'm sure there are cruisers that handle better and ones that handle worse. I couldn't imagine hustling a vrod around corners

Back on topic, anyone ridden that diavel thing?! Looks like a goddamn UFO, I saw one at the track and it looked like it was gonna fly away.

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No implications at all. So what exactly do you mean by cruisers offering less control? Control and ergonomics are two different things. Other than the difference in potential lean angles, I don't understand what you're talking about :dunno
 

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No implications at all. So what exactly do you mean by cruisers offering less control? Control and ergonomics are two different things. Other than the difference in potential lean angles, I don't understand what you're talking about :dunno
I'm talking about the leverage. Pushing the right bar to coubtersteer, hunched over on a sportsbike, combined with the low weight and suspension differences makes things happen quick. Pushing the right bar on a cruiser is a different feeling. There's a reason sportsbikes are used for motorsports and the cruiser style is for cruising.

Not to say cruisers don't have an appeal tho! It's just a different type of riding. Im sure jamming out with music playing on a cruiser sitting relaxed and cool as a cucumber feels pretty legit

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Just not a fan. I owned a cruiser before, and I found it's simply not an enjoyable experience for me. I don't see the point of sacrificing handling and power (both of the aforementioned being exceptions) when I can get equal comfort from a standard or a touring bike, while simultaneously having vastly superior handling.
The V-max and the Diavel are both badass and would be the ones I would choose if I was getting a cruiser, but I'd get a B-King over both of them. If I was competing against the ridiculously-loaded Harleys and Victory, I'd get a Goldwing, K1600, or anything like that.
 

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I'm talking about the leverage. Pushing the right bar to coubtersteer, hunched over on a sportsbike, combined with the low weight and suspension differences makes things happen quick. Pushing the right bar on a cruiser is a different feeling. There's a reason sportsbikes are used for motorsports and the cruiser style is for cruising.

Not to say cruisers don't have an appeal tho! It's just a different type of riding. Im sure jamming out with music playing on a cruiser sitting relaxed and cool as a cucumber feels pretty legit

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You are talking about the feeling of a steering damper right? I noticed a huge difference going from dirtbikes,cruisers, etc to the Gsxr. I can't imagine riding a motorcycle without one.
 

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As for a cruiser, unless it has a power muscle kinda feel going on I don't really care for them. I really liked the triumph rocket 3. I've yet to ride a 2009- VMAX. I haven't had enough time on a m109r to put in my two cents. I have a 98 Harley but I usually ride that in two up riding
 

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I was thinking about a cruiser a while ago. I borrowed a friends Honda cruiser for a week, a VTX1800 I think, and I test road a couple of other brands.
Relaxed strong engines are the only thing I liked. Riding position, and forward pegs, were an uncomfortable "giving birth while holding onto monkey bars" position, very heavy, brakes not up to the weight and potential speed, and suspension was a joke.
I was thinking about a cruiser a while ago. Then came to my senses.
 

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I was thinking about a cruiser a while ago. I borrowed a friends Honda cruiser for a week, a VTX1800 I think, and I test road a couple of other brands.
Relaxed strong engines are the only thing I liked. Riding position, and forward pegs, were an uncomfortable "giving birth while holding onto monkey bars" position, very heavy, brakes not up to the weight and potential speed, and suspension was a joke.
I was thinking about a cruiser a while ago. Then came to my senses.
Wow , either you rode some crappy bikes or you just don't know how to handle a cruiser
 

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A 210 and even that connects well.... Its due for a tire change and will be getting the 240 which fits on there stock. Torque is a beautiful thing, and that bike really has it. M109 is nice but has second gear probs, and is an dual over head cam which makes it revvy, not my idea of a low rpm torque monster but its definatly faster by a little then my raider. Plus its alot of plastic and its hard to love a cruiser made of plastic. Oh snap jaker you ride the stryker.. Pretty cool man... I almost bought one of those and when the day came my raider popped up on craigslist so I jumped on the raider instead. Stryker is very cool, once those exhuats get ditched it sounds really good too.
 

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A 210 and even that connects well.... Its due for a tire change and will be getting the 240 which fits on there stock. Torque is a beautiful thing, and that bike really has it. M109 is nice but has second gear probs, and is an dual over head cam which makes it revvy, not my idea of a low rpm torque monster but its definatly faster by a little then my raider. Plus its alot of plastic and its hard to love a cruiser made of plastic. Oh snap jaker you ride the stryker.. Pretty cool man... I almost bought one of those and when the day came my raider popped up on craigslist so I jumped on the raider instead. Stryker is very cool, once those exhuats get ditched it sounds really good too.
Yeah I have a 210 now and going with a 240 also next time and the stock exhaust was gone a long time ago
 
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