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Looking for a Cruiser/chopper bike !

Discussion in 'Motors' started by the_tyke, 18 May 2006.

  1. the_tyke

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2004

    Posts: 343

    Location: Leeds W.Yorks

    Not necessarily new, but was thinking of a Suzuki 1400 Intruder. Anybody any ideas about Jap cruisers ?
     
  2. Shoei

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,452

    Location: Heysham, Lancs

    Buy a Yamaha V-Max, but make sure its a full power version. Some were only 100bhp, the full power is 125bhp in a 1200cc V-Four.
    The only cruiser to have a powerband, cos at 6k rpm a valve opens and each cylinder breathes from 2 carbs!!
    Supposed to go like a rocket, handling is a bif iffy though.

    Robb
     
  3. PieEater

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,824

    Location: Devon

    Personally I don't get cruisers / choppers, they just dont float my boat, however have you had a look at the Yamaha MT-01, if I was after a big V-Twin lump that would get peoples attention this would be my choice :cool:

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  4. fireblade900

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Nov 2005

    Posts: 512

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    What about a Buell?
     
  5. wozzizname

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,215

    Location: Rainham, Kent

    That huge 1800cc Honda jobbie is supposed to be good, or as already suggested the Vmax is cool.
    I'd be tempted by one of those BMW cruisers if I was in that market, different to the others, not a clone, and will hopefully be better built than my Harley was...
     
  6. Thrash

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 564

    Location: Adelaide

    I bought this 1998 Yamaha XJR1200 a couple of months ago to get me into work and it's a good bike. In 1999/2000 they changed to the XJR1300 but it looks very similar.

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  7. Jonny69

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 3 May 2004

    Posts: 17,669

    Location: Kapitalist Republik of Surrey

    There's a baby Harley called the Speedster which is quite a nice little bike. Really lazy sounding, simple and laid back but nowhere near as big as say a dynaglide or a V-Rod.
     
  8. Shoei

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,452

    Location: Heysham, Lancs


    Love the styling on the MT-01. Seen quite a few on the road aswell.
    1700cc pushrod twin. Redline is at 5k rpm and 110ft/lb of torque at 3700rpm.
    Only develops 90bhp. Though it needs the Akropivic end cans on to release the noise.

    Robb
     
  9. happytechie

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,601

    Location: Surrey

    ducati monster here is the only option I'm afraid ;)

    HT
     
  10. wozzizname

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,215

    Location: Rainham, Kent

    If you can cope with the comfort issues, the Monster is great - I had an S4 for a while and it was a great bike.