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i rode my friends Shadow today for a few miles. It is so diffrent i felt like a newbie when i jumped on it. What really got me was where the pegs where. I must have looked like an idiot with my legs out kicking around looking for the pegs. I will say it was smooth. Heavy and soaked up the bumps, and the seat was nicer than my couch! But turning scared me because im used to diving into corners and it wasnt happening on the shadow. SOOOO comfortable though. When i got back on my bike i had to readjust again, my legs forgot where my pegs were. Not a bad ride, a little unnerving turning at speed, but i'll stick to sportbikes.

SOOOO comfortable though.
 

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Yeah you can see the appeal to them... for cruisin you want a cruiser!! DUH! :lol:
 

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Sport bikes are not meant for comfort. The RC51 is like sitting on a piece of plywood, the Corbin helps though!
 

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What i didnt expect was how much it didnt want to turn. I knew it wasnt gonna be sharp, but wow.
 

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Reminds me of the time I rented a Road King down at Virginia Beach. Meg rode on the back and kept hitting me. Seemed every corner I came to I was dragging the floor boards hard. :)
 

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ShanMan14 said:
What is this comfort you speak of? :lol: If I want that, I'll take the truck! :smash: :thumbs:
Amen to that Shan!
 

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Cruiser are there own breed. You either want one or you don't. Me...I will stick with sportsbikes for the rest of my life. :dthumb:
 

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The cruisers are nice for LONG rides. I have rode my dads suzuki Intruder around alot in the past, its a sweet comfortable ride but its not fun. The Intruder is shaft driven which is so smooth, but its funny and weird feeling, when you gun on the gas, the bike hops in the air and gets it. I am use to the sport bike feel, having fun, flyin thru corners, and when I gun on the gas the front end wanting to come up, not the whole bike! :lol:
 

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GSXR750DJ said:
Cruiser are there own breed. You either want one or you don't. Me...I will stick with sportsbikes for the rest of my life. :dthumb:
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They have their advantages, Handling just isn't one of them. :lol:
 

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SV...that driveshaft pullin affect is only to those.... the BMW's are shaft driven and you would never know it! Smooth as silk and no body torque!
 

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Everytime I take my wife's Vulcan I have to look down to see where to put my big feet. :D I prefer to have my feet under me, not out front.
 

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You're wife has a Vulcan... any relation to Spock?
 

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Hey now, no Vulcan jokes...I still got got one of them. Of course I'm selling it soooo....joke away, don't mind me.
 

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Gas Man said:
SV...that driveshaft pullin affect is only to those.... the BMW's are shaft driven and you would never know it! Smooth as silk and no body torque!
Because the motor is a horizontally opposed twin (boxer) and they rotate the shaft drive the opposite direction of the crank, which causes them to cancel each other out ;)

Those wacky German engineers!

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Well that may be true... either way the BMW's rode much better than the V-Max...
 
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