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The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« on: January 18, 2013, 05:41:17 am »
Just curious as to what everybody is into. This is one of those no wrong answer sort of questions. There are a lot of nice bikes from all the major manufacturers. So just post what you like and maybe why.
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 07:59:35 am »
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 10:33:09 pm »
Victory Cross country or the Vision(which I ride) on thing tho, don't ride one cause you'll be signing paperwork after you do. 
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 08:20:30 am »
Victory Cross country or the Vision(which I ride) on thing tho, don't ride one cause you'll be signing paperwork after you do. 

I nearly did after setting on one...lol. There's a red & black Cross Country Tour special edition for 2013 that is SWEET!
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 05:15:48 pm »
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 08:11:40 pm »
I could see me on that Boss.Nice ride for sure.
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 08:57:49 pm »
I am more than impressed with the Victory Vision and the Cross Country. If I were to go for a tour style bike, my choice would be the Cross Country Tour. I have logged a few thousand miles on the Victory bikes and really enjoy them !! My personal pick for a cruiser is a V-rod Night Rod Special....cruiser with a little muscle !!
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Re: Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 09:35:15 am »
Cruiser... the new victory bagger made off the highball platform. Can't remember the model name right off hand.
Touring bike.. I have to go with the honda st1300. Some with ample store for touring, exceptionally smooth, motors that can handle a ton of miles, and very agile. ;)

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Re: Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 03:05:51 pm »
Cruiser... the new victory bagger made off the highball platform. Can't remember the model name right off hand.
Touring bike.. I have to go with the honda st1300. Some with ample store for touring, exceptionally smooth, motors that can handle a ton of miles, and very agile. ;)

I would like to test ride both of those. Although in a Victory I think I would go with a touring model.
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 04:58:09 pm »
GOLDWING -- I have never owned one and don't plan to as not a touring rider. But, I demo'ed one for about 45 minutes some years ago and have never ridden anything any smoother.
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Re: Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 06:03:56 pm »
While I'll probably never own one, that stripped down bagger Goldwing looks nice.
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Re: Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 04:11:35 am »
While I'll probably never own one, that stripped down bagger Goldwing looks nice.

It does look pretty tough.  :21
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 04:06:01 pm »
Touring bike?!? I'd go with either the Honda ST1300 or the Goldwing. It would just depend on how I would want to travel... either would be stylish, but I do believe the `Wing would be the best bet for all day comfort. Either would be a blast to ride......   :D

Cruiser?!? Now that would be a tough one ( for me, at least ). I like the looks of the Victory Cross Tour, especially if it has an aftermarket windshield on it ( the factory windscreen is too short ). Plenty of power, range and comfort, and fairly affordable too!

The new Goldwing bagger looks its gonna be a tough one to beat, considering its heritage. Style, comfort, plus that BIG 6 cylinder engine.....    :D I'm gonna have to ride one once it shows up at a local dealership   :D
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2013, 09:57:21 am »
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2013, 09:37:25 pm »
For me Don't really care as long as the passenger seat is comfy

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Re: Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2013, 08:14:34 am »
Don't know have not ridden anything like a big bagger or sport tourer. I wouldn't mind a Yamaha fjr or super tenerer but that's a dual sport. Oh there was a BMW sport tourer at Southern Honda power sports last weekend for 10k

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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2013, 08:18:37 am »
She don't like the tall bikes...besides our next bike will likely be a Victory.
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2013, 08:28:42 am »
Mine either but she has her heart set on a wing trike. $$$
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2013, 04:56:11 pm »
Wing maybe...not ready for a trike
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2013, 05:52:17 pm »
Not particular me either but thats what she has for requirements for the her to ride again even after surgery so i'm knida gettin into the idea.But I probably will try to pick up a cheaper one first to try to get her on but the first time my ankle give way I know that that experiment will be over. :groan
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2013, 05:42:28 pm »
For me Cruiser is a Honda Valkyrie Tourer.  Very little vibration which comes from the road, not the engine.  Clips 500 - 600 miles a day easy. For sport touring I'd go Honda ST1300.

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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2013, 02:12:15 pm »
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2013, 08:35:50 pm »
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2013, 03:11:38 am »
So what's coming out soon that you wish you could afford??
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2013, 05:20:41 pm »
I'd like one like the one above.  If I was buying a new one. That Flat 6 is so smooth and it's got lots of power.  For a Tour bike it would be a Honda ST1300.

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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2013, 04:28:16 am »
A new 2014 Hayabusa with hard bags ...... ;D that's my cruiser AND touring bike all in one .... :21
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Re: The Best New Cruiser/Touring Bike??
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If I were picking a new touring bike to replace my BMW K100RS I'd lean towards the new Kawasaki Concours:




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