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New one from today:

 

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I have an 09 CBR 600rr that I got brand new but have only had the chance to put about 1800 miles on it. Just enough to have to re-tension the chain for the first time.

 

 

Stock picture of what I have. Love it, stupid fast!

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I don't own a bike (never have) but if I were looking to buy I would look long and hard at this one.

Perfect blend of modern technology and classic lines. Beautiful bike. 

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I don't own a bike (never have) but if I were looking to buy I would look long and hard at this one.

Perfect blend of modern technology and classic lines. Beautiful bike. 

 

It's a pretty bike, but I don't know if they are made any more (could be wrong)

 

But the Ducati Diavel is similar.  Ducati Cruiser that is stupid fast, but semi relaxed rider position. 

http://www.ducati.com/bikes/diavel/diavel/index.do

 

I have not owned a bike for a few years.  I travel too much for work, so that any time I am home, I spend it with my family or my golf clubs.  I try to rent a motorcycle for a weekend once a year, and always rent a harley that my wife and I can enjoy.  Have not done it this year, last year we rented a soft tail classic in Florida and had a blast riding around the okeechobee area in Florida

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I ride a 2008 Triumph Speed Triple. Its blazing orange and 1050 cc of pure testosterone. Its a street fighter so its more upright, you can feel it when you give it throttle the front tends to come up. :)

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I have an 08 fz1 and have been riding since 83*

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I just picked this sweet thing up sat. Best bike I've ever had. 2013 road glide custom 103 cubic inch motor she's a beast.
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I just picked this sweet thing up sat. Best bike I've ever had. 2013 road glide custom 103 cubic inch motor she's a beast.

 

I love the color.  Curious, what made you choose the road glide vs. the street glide?  The biggest difference is the frame mounted vs. fork mounted wind fairing.  I have never ridden the road glide, and I always thought the dual headlight front wasn't as attractive as the bat wing front.

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I just picked this sweet thing up sat. Best bike I've ever had. 2013 road glide custom 103 cubic inch motor she's a beast.

Whoa ho! Congrats!! Best of luck with it c3_clap.gif
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I love the color.  Curious, what made you choose the road glide vs. the street glide?  The biggest difference is the frame mounted vs. fork mounted wind fairing.  I have never ridden the road glide, and I always thought the dual headlight front wasn't as attractive as the bat wing front.

I rode both before I made my decision. It boiled down to a few things. The shark nose (fixed fairing) cut through the wind like nothing else would. Down here in Oklahoma that wind is usually ridiculous. Also the fairing on the street glide always made me feel like I was cramped because it is so close. Having the detachable tour pack for extra storage is fantastic for my long rides, doing a one day 700 miler next month.
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I rode both before I made my decision. It boiled down to a few things. The shark nose (fixed fairing) cut through the wind like nothing else would. Down here in Oklahoma that wind is usually ridiculous. Also the fairing on the street glide always made me feel like I was cramped because it is so close. Having the detachable tour pack for extra storage is fantastic for my long rides, doing a one day 700 miler next month.

 

Did you consider the road king as well?  I have ridden several Harley's and if I were in the market, the soft-tail deluxe was my favorite.  To be fair, I have not ridden a touring chassis since they updated it in (07?) and preferred the handling of the soft tail. 

 

That being said, my favorite cruiser to ride is the Rocket III from Triumph, it's HUGE, but once you are at speed, its about the most flick-able thing with floorboards. 

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Did you consider the road king as well?  I have ridden several Harley's and if I were in the market, the soft-tail deluxe was my favorite.  To be fair, I have not ridden a touring chassis since they updated it in (07?) and preferred the handling of the soft tail. 

That being said, my favorite cruiser to ride is the Rocket III from Triumph, it's HUGE, but once you are at speed, its about the most flick-able thing with floorboards. 

I've had several Harleys and a road king is up there with my favorites. Had a softail custom that I traded for the touring bike. Also had a softail deluxe before that, very nice bike as well. I've only ridden one street glide with the old frame your talking about, the new frame is a HUGE improvement. And speaking of handling, this 830 pound bike actually handles in low and fast speeds better than any other harley I've had. It's pretty wild considering I could get the sides to grind on my custom if I wanted to. Never imagined a tank like this could do it! But I will never not have a road glide again!
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I've had several Harleys and a road king is up there with my favorites. Had a softail custom that I traded for the touring bike. Also had a softail deluxe before that, very nice bike as well. I've only ridden one street glide with the old frame your talking about, the new frame is a HUGE improvement. And speaking of handling, this 830 pound bike actually handles in low and fast speeds better than any other harley I've had. It's pretty wild considering I could get the sides to grind on my custom if I wanted to. Never imagined a tank like this could do it! But I will never not have a road glide again!


If you have a decent Triumph dealership where you live, they typically do demo days at some point.  if you remember and get the opportunity, take the Rocket III for a ride.  It isn't a harley (doesn't sound as nice, and one side is ugly as sin)

 

At the time that I had that I rode a small twin cyl. sport bike with upgraded suspension, and the Road King was like trying to wrestle with a retarded bull, and the Triumph had quite a bit of excellence. 

 

Now the flip side of that is that my uncle is a former Motorcycle police officer (can do the cross on a fully kitted road king) and he still prefers a Harley to the Triumph, so I think it is perspective.  The triumph wore its weight very low and very balanced.  It was also incredibly fast (I think the Rocket III is faster than the v-rod)

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I've always kept an eye open on other brands/styles, unfortunately down here there isn't much in the way of dealerships. Harley store is 60b miles away, and the only non harley places I've even found within a 2 hour ride usually only carry sports bikes (not my style) and ATVs. I did find one place with a victory I thought looked cool, it was some type of touring bike. Dealer didn't want to pull it off the showroom for me to test ride it. Oh well, his loss in a possible sale.
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I've always kept an eye open on other brands/styles, unfortunately down here there isn't much in the way of dealerships. Harley store is 60b miles away, and the only non harley places I've even found within a 2 hour ride usually only carry sports bikes (not my style) and ATVs. I did find one place with a victory I thought looked cool, it was some type of touring bike. Dealer didn't want to pull it off the showroom for me to test ride it. Oh well, his loss in a possible sale.


You made the right choice on Harley over Victory... 

 

Victory costs the same as Harley and when its all said and done, nobody ever wants the used Victory motorcycles.  So you end up with a bike that you have to practically give away when you decide to upgrade. 

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For me it wasn't so much about price and resale, I usually ride 10k - 15k miles a year at least and keep my bikes a long time. By then resale isn't in my consideration. However I know what you mean, if I changed bikes every couple of years I'd never buy a new victory since they depreciate so much vs harley. Nothing against any other brand or style of bikes, 2 wheels is always better than 4.

For me it's never been a question, I'm a Harley man and always will be. I'm proud to support an American made company that's been pumping out bikes since 1903.
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