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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2002, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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i'm a 6'2 guy 220lbs

2 relatively cheap choices available to me:

99 VTR Superhawk

02 Buel Blast


I haven't ridden in 2 years. Ready to get back in the fray. I know that i'll get tired of the buel in about 2 days but it would be back to basics with a foundation . The hawk is a torque monster V-twin but thats what I am used to riding riding from back in the day. Would you reccommend going right back to a Twin? My head is spinning with all the bike choices out there. HELP!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2002, 03:16 PM
 
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Well, I got the hawk and love every minute of it. That bike truly is underrated. It's a ton of fun, and with some aftermarket cans, it is one of the meanest sounding machines on the road.

James

I dont like the blast, cuz its a buell, and that sportster engine probably will shake all the bolts right off.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-29-2002, 06:19 AM
 
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two entirely different bikes...unless you are a newbie, you'll be bored to tears on the blast. i'm not knocking the blast, but it's definitely a beginner bike. the hawk is definitely NOT a beginner bike, and those who own them love them! are these the only two choices? there are a ton of great bikes in between. I'd say, split the difference with an SV650 suzuki. you won't be bored or intimidated! just my $.02
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If you are not a complete newbie, I would avoid the Blast. Its good for getting the basics down like coordination, getting used to the feel/weight of a bike, but if you are already familiar with these things then you don't need a Blast. Also, I am about your size and I have a Blast (bought it for my fiancee who now rides my old F4), it wouldn't be the most comfortable thing in the world for ya.

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