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Old 10-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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I went riding with a friend last night that has a v-star 1100. the last 5 miles home we switched bikes. i have a whole new appreciation for my vulcan, and he's ready to sell his v-star. he couldn't believe how tight & smooth my bike was. i rode a v-star a couple years ago and was surprised how crappy it rode. this just reaffirmed my opinion that i made the best decision of my like going with my vulcan.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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Yep, I wouldn't trade mine for anything.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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Mines a keeper!
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:09 AM   #4
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Sounds like a Harley buddy of mine. Gave his usual "Harley's are obviously superior in every way" ribbing whenever I saw him. We switched bikes for a ride, my 900 for his Road King. At the end of the ride he was grinning ear to ear and couldn't believe a 900 was as fast as his 88" Road King (his words not mine, I didn't really test out the road kings performance I just cruised!).

Of course he's still a die hard Harley rider. He still has his road king. Only he bought a 1700 Vulcan. And his Harley is in a shed behind a bunch of stuff against a wall. Still wears all the Harley T-Shirts and is a die hard Harley rider though, just ask him! But you'll have to ask him to know... 'cuz all he ever rides anymore is that 1700 Vulcan
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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I still miss my 1700 Nomad. The only thing I could find fault with was in its inability to properly tow my Bunkhouse camper trailer. Otherwise, I really liked that bike. But would I buy a Harley? Not for what they want for one, and I'm not willing to spend that much just to buy into a "lifestyle." About the 900? Pretty much it's an HD Heritage Softail Classic with a smaller motor, at half the price. And I love the 900, too. I think Ma Kaw has hit the nail on the head with the Vulcan series. Nope, they're not Harleys, but I doubt that Kawasaki really meant them to be, but there's just only so many ways you can style a motorcycle around a V-Twin engine.

I'd say, sorry about your friend, but, well, seeing the light is a great experience.
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I still miss my 1700 Nomad. The only thing I could find fault with was in its inability to properly tow my Bunkhouse camper trailer. Otherwise, I really liked that bike. But would I buy a Harley? Not for what they want for one, and I'm not willing to spend that much just to buy into a "lifestyle." About the 900? Pretty much it's an HD Heritage Softail Classic with a smaller motor, at half the price. And I love the 900, too. I think Ma Kaw has hit the nail on the head with the Vulcan series. Nope, they're not Harleys, but I doubt that Kawasaki really meant them to be, but there's just only so many ways you can style a motorcycle around a V-Twin engine.

I'd say, sorry about your friend, but, well, seeing the light is a great experience.
Exactly. Styling cues are taken from Harley sure but, the V-Twin motorcycle is a genre of style. And it didn't start with Harley either, there were several brands (like the famous Indian) building V-Twins with the classic cruiser style before Harley was even a company.

When people call metrics a Harley clone it's like calling an Impala a Ford Taurus clone. Design cues are mutually taken from on another but in the end, it's just a genre of vehicle. They are both 4 door full sized sedans. Each with their advantages and disadvantages.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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I've had my 900 for 4 years and none of the guys I usually ride with( that all own Road Kings) have accepted my invitation to take my bike for a spin...I think they know they would be fairly impressed with it.
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Personally, I don't think there are any truly bad motorcycles out, nor do I think any one brand is more or less of a motorcycle than any other brand. There are some I would love to own and some I'd never own for one reason or another. I like all motorcycles, and scooters, too for that matter. Some just don't fit my style and preference of riding.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:25 PM   #9
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I test rode a electra glide today with the 110ci engine and loved it, BUT before that happened had some douche giving me a hard time when i was trying to figure out how to get on without putting all my weight on my injured leg, so he is giving me a hard time, telling me to get a scooter, blah blah,i laughed it off, finally asked the guy is he always so annoying, he then proceeded to tell me he is a biker and i wouldnt know anything about that, I told him to stfu and go away, rode the bike loved but hated the price $22000 for a 2009, and the lifestyle, if dude is an example of a hardcore hd dude i want no part of it
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Rode a valkyrie, and a vtx 1800 today too, was surprised that the 2 cylinder vtx had more power than the 6 cylinder valkyrie, and the v2k beats them both
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