Join Date: Apr 2015
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I own a C109RT and love it. It is the huge big brother to the C90. My mechanic says it is one of the hardest bikes to work on.
As for the suggestion of an Indian Scout, while the engine is really pretty powerful, the weight of the bike is pretty low and it isn't really a cruiser. I bought one for my wife to ride. She loves it although I was scared for her because of that 100 Hp. Her words the first day she road it, "I could kill myself on this bike." and she had a big grin on her face. Her first bike was a Vulcan 500en.
The Stryker, while a beautiful bike, isn't really a cruiser either. I think the Vulcan 1500 or the comparable V-star would be a great choice. And actually, you owned a C50 and if you liked that then the C90 would be an excellent choice too.
As for the Harley, the air cooled engines generate so much heat. Before I bought my wife the Scout we demo-ed a lot of Harleys. She hated the heat coming off the bike. There were no exceptions. That is also one of the reasons we went with the water cooled Scout for her. (turns out the rear cylinder generates a ton of heat and she didn't notice it on the Demo ride. LOL) She also didn't like the vibration although I wasn't bothered by that as much as she was.
If you look at my album you will see my wife sitting on the C109rt.
Last edited by Zarchon; 10-04-2015 at 11:11 PM.