|05-24-2008, 10:50 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2008
need advice on choosing bike
New guy here I am 29 5'5 and married so I would like a two seater.
First off I passed the MSF course did well and no other experience other than that.
I am looking cc wise between 500-750 Cruiser style bike. I like the custom llok with the low clearence and wide rear tire. Usually a one seat but I might llok into that too.
I am planning to buy used maybe 2003-2005 bike Yamaha, honda, Kawasaki.
Any suggestions or pics?
I am lost an need help.
|05-24-2008, 11:02 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Do give yourself at least a few months of solo experience before taking your wife along. You want to be very comfortable and confident in your ability before riding two up.
That said, the Honda Shadows and smaller Yamaha V-Stars are pretty popular for that kind of thing, but really any modern cruiser in the 600-800cc range will do the job and it comes down to preference.
|05-25-2008, 01:44 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
I'd recommend you also give the Suzuki Volusia (I believe they call it the C50 or M50 now?) a look. I'm not saying it's superior to anything you'd mentioned...just worth a look. They have 800CC engines and shaft drive. I believe they have a bit more "ooommph" than some other 750CC cruisers.
I agree with the suggestion that you should get comfortable riding solo before you start doing much two up riding. And take your time while shopping, make sure you get what you want. Also...shopping around is half the fun! Well...maybe a quarter of the fun.
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