Sometimes I feel like I want a bigger bike, so looking around and checking out stats and specs, I see many of the 900-1100 class bikes out there have nearly the same specs of horsepower and torque that our Vulcan does. Adding to that, all of these larger bikes have another 200-300 pounds on them. So it would seem to me that these bikes wouldn't give the rider any better performance. Now, many show their top torque at lower rpms than us, so does that mean they pull stronger at low speeds? It seems to get a big jump in horses and torque, you have to get to the 1300 range at least, and so far, I haven't found too many of those that my stubby little legs agree with.
I'm looking for 'holy crap, hang on to the bars' torque. What kind of cruiser gives that but keeps the cruiser/bagger style
2001 VN750...old ride
2003 VN1600.. new ride