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What are peoples thoughts on larger CC cruisers? I currently ride a VN900cc which I love but am wondering should I head up in CC. I am thinking about some long distance riding soon.. Thoughts on a postcard lol :)
will a higher CC make any diference to a long distance ride yours will do it just as well, Its just a gimmick to sell the bike. Why do Triumph think we need a 2.3 ltr bike they know we dont thats why its never really sold in high numbers.
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on 18 September 2016
@ 18/09/2016 21:35:17
My ex wife always had cruisers, including a VN800. Size isn't everything. She also rode a stripped down Goldwing 1200 and a Honda VT1100 and the lovely but rare Suzuki Madura 1200. By far the best bike, weight to power ratio was the Honda VT700. Not the gutless 600 but the American import 700. The specs are really good, what a fantastic bike. V twin, shaft drive, self adjusting tappets, hydraulic clutch, great smooth but gutsy engine. 6 gears too. Well worth a consideration, still coming up on eBay, with low mileages too
You could always go completely opposite direction and buy an older Triumph Tiger(885/955),they're cheap now ,bomb-proof most of the time,only issue may be saddle height,but lowering them (cheaply) isn't a problem..They will haul two people with mountains of luggage at daft speeds,Big fuel tank too (Five and a half Gallons) so long range.:)>
Message posted by
on 20 September 2016
@ 20/09/2016 12:23:58
Higher CC nothing to do with "gimicks" for those who do the miles it means less gear changing, easier cruising and no strain carrying all the gear. Getting a shaft drive also eases the maintenance and less crud at the back from a chain. Worthwhile also looking at cost of maintenance and what the service intervals are.
Best way is to get out and ride some bigger bikes and see how you like the handling, braking and what it can carry. There is loads to choose from and R3's not for everyone but some of us like the power and handling.....oh and have toured on them and done the miles to have an opinion
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