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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #90 on: April 23, 2021, 10:07:40 AM »
I saw the BMW cruiser R1800 or something like that, yesterday. Very low seat height and makes a monstrous statement with it's layout and visually. I loved it.
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #91 on: April 23, 2021, 01:30:48 PM »
I saw the BMW cruiser R1800 or something like that, yesterday. Very low seat height and makes a monstrous statement with it's layout and visually. I loved it.

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 handsome machine...and I am sure it cruises nicely right down the road!! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :smiley:

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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #92 on: April 23, 2021, 01:43:38 PM »
Oh yes!
They did a great job porting their heritage inter-war design to the 21st century.

Might be a bit over the OP's proposed budget of 7k$, though.

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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #93 on: April 23, 2021, 03:59:28 PM »
Hah, indeed way over my budget for sure!
Wouldn’t mine riding one though.
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #94 on: April 23, 2021, 08:58:45 PM »
At the end of the day..."Hell Hath No Fury" like Moby Dick - The Great White Whale! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh: :thumb: :bow: :boozing: :cool:

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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #95 on: April 23, 2021, 09:36:18 PM »
The BMW R1200C is the best-handling cruiser I have ridden. I have not ridden any more modern ones, as cruisers are not my thing. I never cared for the looks of the R1200C, but some people really like them, and there were some variants with bigger fairings that hide that (IMO) design tragedy of a front suspension. However, that suspension is part of what makes it such a good handler.
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #96 on: April 24, 2021, 12:01:39 AM »
Quite a



 handsome machine...and I am sure it cruises nicely right down the road!! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :smiley:

Pictures cannot convey how massive those cylinders are when you are seeing in in the real.
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #97 on: April 24, 2021, 04:12:55 AM »
The BMW R1200C is the best-handling cruiser I have ridden. I have not ridden any more modern ones, as cruisers are not my thing. I never cared for the looks of the R1200C, but some people really like them, and there were some variants with bigger fairings that hide that (IMO) design tragedy of a front suspension. However, that suspension is part of what makes it such a good handler.

I was a fan of the 1200C and enjoyed putting miles on some press versions back in the day. But it was average in the handling department. Certainly no better than a Tonti Cali or plenty of other bikes I've ridden in the segment.
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #98 on: April 24, 2021, 08:38:55 AM »
Now here is an interesting CRUISER - 2014 Honda CTX 1300cc...  It is sort of "Guzzi-like"...with its V4, liquid-cooled, motor, shaft-drive.  I don't believe they made these very long.  Nice examples can be had for $7K-$8K... :thumb: :cool: :cool:  I'll bet it goes down the highway just fine!! :wink: :smiley:



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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #99 on: April 24, 2021, 08:55:35 AM »
JJ
I have been looking at these too.
Made for just 2 years.
Look nice and reportedely ride out fine.
Only complaint is the V4 is detuned and hitting the ol shins on those jugs.
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #100 on: April 24, 2021, 09:03:46 AM »
QUOTE:  Only complaint is the V4 is detuned and hitting the ol shins on those jugs.
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I am sure that V4 has more than enough power....and hitting the ol' shins on those jugs depends on one's inseam....
I sat on one...no issues...but then again, I only had a 30" inseam!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #101 on: April 24, 2021, 10:40:40 AM »
Here is another option for a cool, high-speed, sport touring cruiser!! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:



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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #102 on: April 24, 2021, 11:01:25 AM »
QUOTE:  Only complaint is the V4 is detuned and hitting the ol shins on those jugs.
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I am sure that V4 has more than enough power....and hitting the ol' shins on those jugs depends on one's inseam....
I sat on one...no issues...but then again, I only had a 30" inseam!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:

I’m at 31” so maybe not so bad.
Looking for one to try out.
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #103 on: May 03, 2021, 04:54:38 PM »
So......It’s neither of the bikes I mentioned or were recommended to me.  :wink:

The winner will be a,..................... Goldwing!   :bike-037: I know, that’s not a cruiser but honestly I did not like the CTX1300 and the Vision I rode just was not my jam.

I’ll post pics when we complete the transaction.  :bike-037:

Thanks all!
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #104 on: May 03, 2021, 07:46:40 PM »
As a big touring bike...IMHO, one can never go wrong with a Gold Wing.   :thumb: :boozing: :cool:

Comfortable and reliable, I am always impressed as they "whisk" by me on the freeway at 80-85mph...."Whisper Quiet!"

CONGRATS and let's see some photos! 

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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #105 on: May 03, 2021, 08:35:45 PM »
Tanks JJ, will do on pics!
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #106 on: May 04, 2021, 10:09:30 AM »
Gold Wing! That was quite a turnaround from a cruiser. Why the drastic change of plans?
By the way it was a good choice for a bike, just not a cruiser, per say.
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #107 on: May 04, 2021, 04:25:17 PM »
Hey Ncdan,
Rode the cruisers and just not our jam, at least not anymore. Feet forward and slouching is just not comfortable for me.
My wife sure likes the passenger comforts of the GW and that helped swing it to more of a tourer.
For me, it’s also that silky 6 and the fact that it has reverse. (sshhh getting’ old)
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #108 on: May 04, 2021, 05:42:57 PM »
Hey Ncdan,
Rode the cruisers and just not our jam, at least not anymore. Feet forward and slouching is just not comfortable for me.
My wife sure likes the passenger comforts of the GW and that helped swing it to more of a tourer.
For me, it’s also that silky 6 and the fact that it has reverse. (sshhh getting’ old)
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I think you made a good choice for you and wife also.👍
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #109 on: May 04, 2021, 07:50:03 PM »
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #110 on: May 11, 2021, 01:24:39 PM »
Good on You ! Well, its a Honda,.... check oil ,push the button and go !
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Re: NGC Which Cruiser?
« Reply #111 on: May 11, 2021, 09:01:34 PM »
Prices are good on used one, parts and service are EVERYWHERE, and frankly the modern ones just keep going and going...
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