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    Re: Metric Cruisers

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    I know a 5’7” girl who rides an Indian Challenger (Road Glide). She had a bit of trouble in the gravel lot of High Octane Saloon in Laconia.
    The seat heights on these bikes are pretty low which makes them much easier to handle for anyone. My dad's VTX 1300 that I inherited was his first bike and other than being 750lbs it's not a bad first bike, just sucks when you tip it over in a parking lot.

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    Re: Metric Cruisers

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    Re: Metric Cruisers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post

    Anyone know if the frame length and/or wheelbase is similar on the Street Bob to the rest of the soft tail line?

    The street bob has mid controls, which are alright, but after riding the Scrambler I feel kinda folded up.
    Put in bike, your height and inseam. Very useful. You can change seat height, bar height etc. My R90 and Tiger both have low bars.

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    Re: Metric Cruisers

    I know shit about cruisers, the only thing close that intrigues me is the Diavel. I never see them on the road, am surprised Ducati are still making them and always keep an eye out for a crazy deal on one.

    Anyone here have one? ridden one? thoughts?

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    Re: Metric Cruisers

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    I know shit about cruisers, the only thing close that intrigues me is the Diavel. I never see them on the road, am surprised Ducati are still making them and always keep an eye out for a crazy deal on one.

    Anyone here have one? ridden one? thoughts?
    I have ridden one. I think it pioneered the sport-cruiser category and its only rival may be the Rocket 3. While it has a lot of power and sounds good, I don't think it does anything particularly well. It didn't make for a good cruiser as I didn't find it that comfortable and I don't think it made a good performance machine as it was still limited cornering wise (but less so than an actual cruiser). While no direct experience, I would be concerned on maintenance costs if not doing the work youself vs a metric or even US offering. I am a guy that has 6 very different motos, so if you only have room for a limited number of bikes and are stuck between a cruiser and something more sporty, I think it does fit a niche.

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    Re: Metric Cruisers

    I think it's fair to put the R18 in the same category as the Diavel and R3. It's different, but ultimately the style of riding is about the same.

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    Re: Metric Cruisers

    Quote Originally Posted by OneCheekRider View Post
    I have ridden one. I think it pioneered the sport-cruiser category and its only rival may be the Rocket 3. While it has a lot of power and sounds good, I don't think it does anything particularly well. It didn't make for a good cruiser as I didn't find it that comfortable and I don't think it made a good performance machine as it was still limited cornering wise (but less so than an actual cruiser). While no direct experience, I would be concerned on maintenance costs if not doing the work youself vs a metric or even US offering. I am a guy that has 6 very different motos, so if you only have room for a limited number of bikes and are stuck between a cruiser and something more sporty, I think it does fit a niche.
    Which six?

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    Re: Metric Cruisers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    Which six?
    R6 (track only)
    WR250R (dirt & sumo)
    Tiger 1200
    Speed Triple
    VTX 1300c
    Z125 -- so technically 5.5 motorcycles

    I just sold my XSR900 since I picked up the Speed from Kenn on here. Just couldn't justify two very similar bikes.

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