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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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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 06:00:18 AM »
Not really sure what you're talking about?...I ride a fury and she keeps up with everyone and anyone no problems.
It's def. not a sports bike, but I also have no want to race around town.
I prefer the ladies to see the sexyness ride by them ;-)

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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 01:32:59 PM »
Not really sure what you're talking about?...I ride a fury and she keeps up with everyone and anyone no problems.
It's def. not a sports bike, but I also have no want to race around town.
I prefer the ladies to see the sexyness ride by them ;-)

I was relating my experience riding a stock Grom.  Confused much?  :icon_biggrin:

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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 08:11:27 AM »
Might just be the nut holding the handlebars together needs to be changed or tightened up?   :thefinger:

Never had a problem with my 65 cu. in. Honda cruiser, but did have issues with a 250 cc when I started out.

Looks like it might need a different riding style than what you're used to, to get it going at speed, and no, it will never be even close to an SS.
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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2017, 09:19:58 AM »
Might just be the nut holding the handlebars together needs to be changed or tightened up?   :thefinger:

Never had a problem with my 65 cu. in. Honda cruiser, but did have issues with a 250 cc when I started out.

Looks like it might need a different riding style than what you're used to, to get it going at speed, and no, it will never be even close to an SS.

I never expected supersport levels of performance. I just thought a bike with twice the displacement over an SV650 should at least be on par powerwise.
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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 08:45:12 AM »
Maybe it's set up to take 700 pounds of crap with you at a more modest speed?

Maybe try a WeeStrom for comparison to an SV, same engine, but different setup/use.
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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 05:47:32 PM »
I test rode the Honda Fury this weekend cause they didn't have the Grom available.

BS... you sat on the Grom and it disappeared in your buttcrack...

How do I know? Honda keeps calling me weekly to know when i'll find the one I tried to sit on.

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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 08:08:08 AM »
BS... you sat on the Grom and it disappeared in your buttcrack...

How do I know? Honda keeps calling me weekly to know when i'll find the one I tried to sit on.

Haha! I wiped and that Grom fell right out.
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Re: Why are cruisers so weak?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 05:41:49 PM »
More than one crashed, burned, and fell out.

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