[TriLUG] [OT] motorcycles
jsnonzzr at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 10:03:33 EDT 2009
Honda makes a VFR. its a little more sport than sport touring, but its a
far cry for a super sport. this bike will give you your v power, and it
will also give you your handling.
I have a friend that can pull a 4-500 miles in the twisters on it, then turn
around and do the same thing the next day.
I also agree that you should take a class on riding. also, if you know
anyone with a dirt bike, try riding that for a bit if you can... they are
far less expensive to fix and tend to not break as much when dropped.
Once you start hearing the debate on this brand is better than that brand
due to reliability... well, they are all the same.. every one makes a good
bike and everyone makes a bad bike.
Hope that helps some.
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Z-man <czdrummer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Best of luck with the bike you choose. If you have not been on a bike
> before I strongly urge you to look into one of the following safety
> Now about your question - A cruiser has less handling than other bikes
> due to the elongated front fork rake. As such, it can be a real
> problem for cornering especially in tight corners. But don't let that
> fool you, that is also transferred to handling on the road when you
> get into places like the mountains.
> Sport bikes are fun, but not comfortable.
> My personal pref is the sport tourer. It provides both comfort and
> much greater fun than the cruiser while not as much ability as the
> sport bike. A good example of an affordable is the V-strom but higher
> priced are the Yamaha FJR1300, Honda ST1300, or the BMWs.
> A good place to gain perspectives on all things biking is at
> http://www.mcnews.com and join the free forum.
> Enjoy, ride safely, and look out for the cagers cause they are not
> looking out for you.
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Warren Myers <volcimaster at gmail.com>
> > I know a few of the folks on the list ride, so this seemed like a good
> > place to start.
> > I recently got my motorcycle license, and am now shopping for a bike.
> > Specifically, I'm looking for a cruiser, touring, or sport-touring
> > bike. What are the general experiences (good and bad) with regards to
> > those styles? I'm especially interested in maintenance horror stories
> > :)
> > Thanks,
> > Warren
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