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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2008, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Godzilla Cruisers Shootout


Is bigger better?

Since we're all Americans here, we don't even have to ask that question. Of course it is.

And nowhere is that more true than in the land of the cruiser motorcycle.

Just 10 years ago, Motorcycle.com posted its first heavyweight cruiser comparison test. Back then, "big" was 1,100cc, and "huge" was 1,500. Things have changed. Cruisers are bigger, with better styling, stronger brakes, more solid handling and enough torque to pull the AM/V MSC Napoli off the rocks. They also cost a lot more money. Are they worth it? Who needs a two-liter V-Twin, anyway?

We do. In fact, we need five of them, just because we can. We dialed up our favorite OEMs and had them send over the biggest, baddest, nastiest, most-expensive mutant reptilian jumbo-cruisers they had. From Harley-Davidson came their outrageous CVO Springer, Honda sent a VTX1800C, Kawasaki rented a flatbed to bring us a colossal Vulcan 2000, Yamaha shipped in a Star Roadliner, and to satisfy all of you who whined about its absence from our Power Cruiser comparison last year, Suzuki ponied up the pony-packing Boulevard M109R. They are all big, comfortable, cushy weapons of mass destruction that are fun to ride but maybe not so fun to pay for. Which bike would we buy if we had to buy one of these? We decided to take them out on the road to find out.

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Missing in this line up is the Triumph Rocket III, the most powerfull cruiser right now I believe.

Otherwise it's a great write up.


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I have heard much about the Godzilla and its origin. Am very much eager about the godzilla series and comics. I use to collect many Godzilla toys too.
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Big is better for somethings, but for short crusing a mid size is better.900 09 custom lover!
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I have heard much about the Godzilla and its origin. Am very much eager about the godzilla series and comics. I use to collect many Godzilla toys too.
Forum crawler... thanks *NOT* for the advertisement to buy your plastic toys. I'll stick with the chrome ones, methinks.

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GREAT article by the way! I'd love to see the points system they used and how each bank ranked in each category.

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