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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-04-2004, 12:08 AM
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Ahhh good a post that might be able to help me out. I'm starting out in the bike world and torn between Sportbikes and Cruisers. I love the laid back feeling and look of cruiser but at the same time I love power and handling sportbikes offer. So my choices for first bike are always bouncing back and forth. I narrowed it down to a sv650s or a V Star Custom. Could any body offer any insight which would be a better to start off on? (I know it's basicly two differant worlds but I'm really bogged down with this, so any help at all would be great.)
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-15-2004, 01:08 PM
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If you're like me you'll probably want both. If you've done any off-roading on motorcycles or quads you'll have no problem making the transition to street. For me I couldn't decide between the 180HP Yamaha R1 or the Vstar 1100 Classic. I went with "more practical" cruiser because I would probably use the bike to commute to work and didn't want to be wiped out when I go there. On a cruiser you can relax, sit back and enjoy the scenery. On a sport bike you may be tempted to dart around with all that power and agility (I know I would). Also, anything longer than an hour ride and I'm sure your neck and back will ache. I'm having a blast on the 1100 cruiser but I still have my eye on those R1s. Once my bank account fills up I'll try to add that to the collection because I do like both bikes.
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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-16-2004, 01:03 PM
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I got a vstar 650 custom just this past summer, and its been an awsome first bike. I have no previous riding experience, except for the training program I took. I found it to be the perfect starter bike, but I got it mostly because it seems like everyone that is younger(under 25ish) has sport bikes, so I wanted to be a bit different. My bike gets me tons of attention, and nobody beleive me that its only a 650. I highly recommend it
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-03-2006, 01:14 AM
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this is off topic but does anyone know if it would be possible to put Springer forks on a V-star? i suppose anythings possible, but would it be a major feat?

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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-21-2009, 10:08 PM
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Any opinions on the new VS950? It has been getting good reviews and really has caught my eye. I have been thinking of moving on a Limited with the shield and bags. Does a 950 have enough go to carry two up? My wife is small but I am pushing 200.
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 10:47 AM
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Thumbs up Hi there looby dubby!

Wow thats really interesting. Thnx for sharing!

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