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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-09-2015, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Already planning next machine...

I think the only thing better than actually riding a new machine is the planning and research that goes into buying my next one !

I have had my 1100 for less than a year and only have put 3,000 miles on it myself, but already taking that ownership experience and thinking about what I would like next.

Right now, I love cruising at 55-60 mph on state highways. Not interested in speed, top notch cornering ability or acceleration. High torque at a low rpm is preferable in my mind rather than a screaming multi-valve, high horsepower power plant. I also like the riding position that the cruisers offer, though would not mind being a little further forward.

So, I like what my 1100 offers me at this time. However, in my next bike, I would like to have ABS, cruise control, and a stereo system that I would be able to hear at 60 mph. Passenger accommodations not important, but storage is. I also would like more wind protection for the legs and a smooth ride.

Right now, I am looking at a Victory Cross Country or a Gold Wing. Yeah, the Gold Wing is a bit much, but I love what it offers and they are wide enough to be seen better by cagers. And, that sweet flat--six…wow. I looked at the FB6 and am not saying no, but just like th Gold Wing better between the two Hondas. The Cross Country is a rare cruiser that offers a high-torque/low rpm V-twin, ABS, stereo package. As of now, it gets my vote as #1.

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Current Ride: 2013 Honda F6B

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2004 VStar 1100 Classic
2008 VStar 1100 Silverado
1982 Suzuki GS650S
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-2015, 07:28 PM
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Both are very suited to the stated purpose. The XC has more style points but that's just my personal preference.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-2015, 07:45 PM
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In the same boat, an Indian Chieftain is in my future some day. Just about pulled the trigger on a 2014 Indian Red one with 10,000 miles. Decided to wait on a new one maybe a 2016. Still dreaming and riding a great motorcycle until then.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2015, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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My father is going to lend me his Cavalcade, from the distant 1990s or 80s, once he gets it up and running. That will help me decide if I want an RV on two wheels…err, a Gold Wing I mean.

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