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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 03:38 PM
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One of these is designed for maximum performance on ultratwisty roads. The other one is just some bike. Which is which?

Actually neither one of those bikes are designed for twisty roads.
The "Busa" is too long and heavy for twisty roads, it's a drag bike.
And the Vulcan is a cruiser.....both nice bikes though!

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Actually neither one of those bikes are designed for twisty roads.
As a fairly new member, you probably haven't seen the riding videos EQPlayer has posted here. He probably has a different opinion.

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As a fairly new member, you probably haven't seen the riding videos EQPlayer has posted here. He probably has a different opinion.
Very. Straight roads are an abomination. The VN750 doesn't come alive until the road gets twisty, bumpy, rough, and oh-so-ultragoaty. I think I'll go for a ride right now.

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Very. Straight roads are an abomination. The VN750 doesn't come alive until the road gets twisty, bumpy, rough, and oh-so-ultragoaty. I think I'll go for a ride right now.
EQ-knows the good rides out there, makes me want to make the trip, however the rough & bumpy I really don't care for, I kinda like'em like this...
But then you can't take pictures on a good road, too hard to stop or either find a place to stop...lol...
That one was took on a solo ride I did this Sept. or Oct., it was on the so called "Devils Triangle"

I went in on the Cinchmore side, and came out by Petros, there next to Brushy Mountain prison...
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Interesting. I bought the Vulcan because I didn't fit on the Shadow or the Sportster. I probably still look like a gorilla on a unicycle when riding the Vulcan.

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As a fairly new member, you probably haven't seen the riding videos EQPlayer has posted here. He probably has a different opinion.
I'm not saying EQ doesn't ride hard......I'm saying neither of those bikes are very good twisty bikes.
If EQ was on a ZX10 for instance and rode through a set of twisties and then got on the Busa and or Vulcan and rode the same set I'd guarantee you he'd be much faster on the ZX10.
The ZX10 is much lighter, has a shorter wheelbase stops faster and is MADE for the twisties AND the track......the Busa and Vulcan arn't.

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I probably still look like a gorilla on a unicycle when riding the Vulcan.-Robert
Robert, who cares what we look like, its the ride that counts, its like me being ugly, thats other peoples problem, I don't have to look at myself...lol...
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I don't have to look at myself...lol...
You mean you don't even look in the mirror? LOL

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You mean you don't even look in the mirror? LOL
I know better than that, thats why I shave with an electric razor mostly...lol...
One thing I've learned is, you don't get better lookin with age...
PS-I even wear a fullface helmet so I can look in my mirrors when I ride...
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Viking Shock cutout Saddlebags, Rear Mt. Signal Lt. Kit, Fork Brace...
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I know better than that, thats why I shave with an electric razor mostly...lol...
One thing I've learned is, you don't get better lookin with age...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
Well, now, some people do. I'm not saying that for myself, but there are those who do look much better older than they did when young.

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