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Thinking about getting bigger bike

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by ArmyCop, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. ArmyCop


    Dec 10, 2002
    Saraland, AL USA
    Presently own Honda 1100 Shadow Spirit Year 2000. Wife just got a Suzuki C50 800. Suzuki real smooth nice ride.

    I'm thinking about getting either a Suzuki C90 1500 or Honda VTX 1800R.

    I know everyone's got a lot of other favorites but please just let me know comments about either of these two bikes.

    Anyone own or used to own either of these two?
    Comments good or bad?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Bullwinkle J Moose

    Bullwinkle J Moose Quick! Duck!

    Mar 1, 2001
    Couple guys at work have the VTX and the worse thing one of them said about it was it has a very large turning radius. He said that was only a problem when trying to take the qualifying test at the DMV. You might want to try to wait and catch them on sale. One guy bought a USED one for $12k and a few weeks later the other guy bought a NEW one for under $9k. He's still griping about that.

  3. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

    Sep 4, 2004
    Racing Capital, USA
    Also check out the Yamaha Road Star line.

    My brother is a motorcycle mechanic and isn't the biggest cruiser fan, but he even says the VTX and Road Stars are nice bikes.
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    I haven't ridden the Yami but the VTX1800 is an incredibly torquey bike. It's also very well balanced. I didn't try to make a U-turn with it, but just for putting around the block, I didn't feel the weight at all. Until stopping, that is.;P
  5. OMEGA5


    Jun 28, 2001
    Check out the Kawasaki 1600 Classic. Plenty of torque, stable as a rock and comfortable.
  6. g29andy

    g29andy CLM

    Jan 28, 2001
    My wife rides a Suzuki Volusia (same as C50 except carbed). I think they make nice bikes for the money.

    They have a new cruiser, the M109R Boulevard, liquid cooled 1783cc DOHC 4valve, inverted forks.