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Offline karl_1052

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Why are cruisers so weak?
« on: June 19, 2017, 04:17:22 AM »
I test rode the Honda Fury this weekend cause they didn't have the Grom available.

For a small front tire chopper it handled decently, but why in the green hell is it so weak?
I had a hard time keeping up to the guy on the F6n, but then he would park it in the corners. I was fooked for that ride.


1300cc liquid cooled v twin makes 55hp?
A single 690 Duke makes 15hp more.


I didn't expect it to be a sport bike, but it was barely able to keep up with traffic.

It is even slow for a cruiser
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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 06:31:52 AM »
Nice bikes but ya way under powered.....
My 41 year old RD400 makes similar power  :headbang:
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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 07:44:57 AM »
They're tuned for low end torque as opposed to mid-range or hi-end power, with their torque peaks coming in just off of idle. They're like two-wheeled diesels.

Some folks like that off-idle punch but having to shift three times at redline before clearing an intersection ain't for me either.
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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 09:32:34 AM »
I test rode the Honda Fury this weekend cause they didn't have the Grom available.
I was available, it just hid in the corner when it saw you  :evil6:

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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 11:01:24 AM »
Toby sorted out the Grom availability for me at last year's test ride event.  Was happy I test rode it as I realized I would never want one after that...  just not enough power.  Not that I wasn't prepared for that but I thought it might have more.  Otherrwise a great bike, easy to ride, nimble etc, but yes, same deal, couldn't keep up with the rest of the group on any of the straights. 

 

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