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Straight roads are evil
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Over lunch on Saturday's ride, we started talking about the difference between sportsbike and cruiser communities, specifically the types of roads they tend to do. Most people thought that cruiser riders preferred straights, freeways, or wide open sweepers. Sprotsbile pilots, the talk said, liked the roads tight and twisty.

Not sure I agree. While the Vulcan is by no means a sportsbike, it can handle the twisties easily, and the more technical the road gets, the better the bike likes it.

So what type of road is the Vulcan best for? Let's see.

Rough, bumpy, patched, ultratwisty? Perfect for the Vulcan.





Technical U-turns that will blow your mind? The Vulcan eats them alive.





High-speed sweepers? See you at the finish line.



Long and straight? We might not be the fastest but we'll get there.


The way I look at it, the Vulcan 750 excels at ALL types of roads; the difference is what the rider prefers. What do you think? Is the Vulcan better at some road types than others, or were people just blowing smoke at lunch?

Regardless, see you out there!

Mike
 

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Drive less, ride more...
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Wow....:wow:

The closest roads we have to anything like that are up in north GA/eastern TN/western NC/NW SC.

I've done some peg-scraping up in North Ga. But haven't gotten any further north, yet.

In what part of California are you located?........

any comments (good/bad/in between) you care to make on that Mustang seat?
 

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Man you got it ..:smiley_th...!!! Thats the roads, anything but interstate for me, nothing of interest on the interstates... We got the famed Dragon Tail, which a lot come to ride, then there are others too, but all those you showed sure looked like they need riding...:D...:smiley_th...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
 

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Straight roads are evil
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Wow....:wow:

In what part of California are you located?........

any comments (good/bad/in between) you care to make on that Mustang seat?
Most of those pictures were taken in the Santa Cruz mountain range, about 50 miles south of San Francisco. The mountain shot is Highway 33 in southern California.

The Mustang seat is comfortable for all day rides, get one on ebay if you can. Mustang stopped making them. =( The stock seat started hurting after a few hours, can go forever on the Mustang.

Get out to California and let's go ride!
 

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Hey Mike, those are some great pics! You have some beautiful places to ride. Is that your bike in one of them? I love your bike. Mind if I ask what kind of windshield and bags you have. They look great. That's probably the first set of bags I actually liked on the 750. Love the seat too. :D
 

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we don't have mountains:(

we don't have long straight roads:mad:

I want to live in cawifonia! :notworthy [ that is how arnold says it]:beerchug:

it is true , the 750 drives good.

the 1500 needs a little work going around a corner.

ore is it just my 1500 se ?:wow:
 

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Give me a tank of gas and point me in the right direction, any direction as long as I'm riding.

Interstates are boring for my style, I weaned myself on big twin and triple 2 stroke CAFE' bikes - for you young folk, that's a sportbike before they were mass produced.

DT
 

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California is quite nice looking! I hate the countless extra laws there though, i see you have a stock exhaust, dude.
 

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I have the Appalachian moutains here in PA to ride around. Great riding around in the coal regions, lots of old winding roads. It's great riding through the mountains in the summer. You run into alot of small towns along the way. My good friend has a 2005 Vulcan VN750 and I had a hard time keeping up with him on my old 1980 KZ750 last year. Now that I got my 94 Vulcan this year, I can't wait to hit the back roads with it. We finally had some nice weather the past 2 days, went for a ride yesterday and loved every minute of it.:motorcycl
 

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I had a great time riding Skyline Drive through Virginia. Tons of Twisties!!
And the backroads of Western PA, what could be better (well, maybe the roads out West!)
The Vulcan handled them all with no problems!!

And on the open road, such as interstate and highway, the Vulcan handles them just as well. Although I'd prefer taking the roads less traveled!!

I've enjoyed just about every road I've had the Vulcan on.:motorcycl
One exception would have to be city roads, especially in Pittsburgh. I hate city riding!!
 

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EQPlayer,
I live here in the Bay Area as well and I have to say we are fortunate to have some of the best motorcycle roads in our own backyard. I've taken my bike through the Santa Cruz mountains and up through the Sierra and everything in between. The bike handles it all well.

-Tim
 

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all roads , Super slab is good for going 100 mph , twisties well they are just fun , old roads are nice to ride on , dirt roads are fun to do burn outs on , off roads (the one good thing about having a shaft) also fun , my bike goes the same places as KLR's do , and i can keep up with ninja's ...:rockon:
 

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I love cruising country roads best ~ straight, twisty, flat, hilly. But, day to day, I use my bike to commute within the city. It's nimble and quick, whether I'm on a city street or a patch of interstate.
 

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Hey Mike, those are some great pics! You have some beautiful places to ride. Is that your bike in one of them? I love your bike. Mind if I ask what kind of windshield and bags you have. They look great. That's probably the first set of bags I actually liked on the 750. Love the seat too. :D
what he said, lol..
great looking bike and pics.. makes me jealous, lol...
 
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