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First of all i would like to pay my respect to all of the members of this great forum... and i am very aware that all of them are experienced in the world of motorcycles...

there for... i am in need for your help in making me decide between two bikes that interested me....

the first is the kawasaki vulcan 1600 mean streak
and the second is the Suzuki-Boulevard M109R2

well... i tryed to insert pictures of the two bikes but i think i have to something for 15 times to do that...hehehe :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

any way...

very nice bikes.... but which one is better... and more fun to ride ...
i know that there is a small difference in the price ..but that dont matter... what matters is which one looks and feels better on the road???

thanx 4 your time...

please excuse my English & spelling ....
i am from a place far away from where you are....
hehehe...:cool: :cool:


yours...
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i think the feeling better on the road is up to you, sit on both of them in the dealership if you can, maybe find someone selling them in your area for a test drive :)
 

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thanx NINO... the only problem is that i will buy one of them from the internet...

the dealrs in my country are trash...

and what about the 2007 Victory Ness Signature Series what do you think about it
 

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I just have to jump in here. I just bought a C90T, which is the bike just a little smaller than the 109. I dearly love my bike, but had I known they were coming out with a C109T, I would have waited for it. That is a beautiful bike! It's a known fact that metric bikes are way ahead of American bikes, so I wonder about the Victory. That's a beautiful bike, too, but I prefer Suzukis. This is my third, and since I'm age 67, I won't be stripping this one down for the dirt. But, I did that with the last two and ran the living whatsit out of them. I never had problems with either of them even when riding in an environment they weren't built for. (Now that I've shot my mouth off about Suzukis, look for me on the side of the road!) :D

By the way, writing in bold face and large print as you did is considered shouting online. But, heh, heh, I like it at my age - I can read it! :)
 

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thank you very much for the advice...

i will take every word of advice into consideration


Tfee3 鈥.

Actually this would be my first cruiser 鈥 I used to own a 1998 ducati 996 and the Honda cbr 900 1997鈥

And now I am 32 yd and weight about 120 kilos and I am very tall 198 cm

So I am a big man who needs a big bike鈥.

But do you think that the Suzuki would be very hard to ride??? In the city lets say!!! or in traffic???
 

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This was my first cruiser, too. Before that, the largest bike I had was a GS550 Suzuki. And, it was my first big twin. The C90T is very stable at low speeds and easy to handle. If you're that large (had to convert from metric to S.A.E.), you won't have any trouble handling it. I ride mine in Kansas City a lot, and traffic there is almost as bad as Los Angeles anymore. Stop and go, stop and go.

Just remember, twins are different to ride from 4-cylinder engines. If you let the clutch out while coasting under the engine's idle speed, the engine will buck, and you'll go on your head before you even know what happened. I know, I did it twice. The manual says to use the clutch at low speeds, but who reads the manual??? Well, I guess I should have, and then I wouldn't be limping on my right leg. The C90T is gentle to ride, and yet has sufficient power that it's there when you need it. I really love mine, bought it April 2nd and already have 6,500 miles on it. Ride it every day!
 

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by the way..

the only thing that is making choose between only these two is that the spare parts of both bikes are availeble in the dealership in my country...

and i realy like the victory ness and the new harley davidson rocker c ...
but the problem is that we dont have there dealership here...

so thats way...!!! i have to choose between these two...
 

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C109T cruiser

I too love this larger bike and am close to buying. I hesitate as I'm only 5'7" tall and weigh 145lbs soaking wet. I've been fine handling my KAWA 1500 Vulcan since 2005, but have concerns ref weight of this larger bike. I have found a "new" C 109T, 2008 for $11k (with really nice white, blue, red trim paint scheme), but need feedback/opinions on bike size.:biggrin:

One online review stated this was a monster of a bike to handle until getting a bit of speed on the frame; "no replacement for displacement".:thumbsup:

Thank in advance.

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Ok, You can't go wrong with both bikes. They are totally different bikes from a cruiser design point. The M109R is a beast of bike with GSXR DNA. The M(stands for muscle) on the 109 really lives up to it. I've riden different cruisers before and the power delivery of the 109 compare to any other cruisers are night and day. I mean that with no exaggeration. As far as the ride quality, it's very comfortable( even for a 5'6", 150 lbs guy like me). The suspension was a bit hard on stock setting, but after a couple of notches adjustment, it was fine. High speed riding was very manageable, not a lot of buffeting from the wind. Since this is a huge bike, parking lot riding take a bit of some getting use to. Center of gravity is low, so you really don't feel the wight of the bike. As far a cornering, if you don't lower the bike, then it's got plenty of room for the twisty riding. The big fat tire really seems to be nothing to be concern about.

The Mean Streak is a great bike. Not as powerful, as you really can't replace displacement. It's also a long stroke motor as compare to a short stroke motor that the 109 have meaning that the later will rev much higher(7500rpm). The ride is a bit hard same as the 109. A bit of adjustment might fix that. It's much better at the twisties than the 109 since it is a smaller tire and as a bike.

I really can't speak for the Vic, since I have not ride one and only read about the reviews.

All in all, along with the V-Rod Muscle, the M109R is a class of it's own on the cruiser world.



Just to give you an idea where I based my opinion on above. We swap bike during a ride and compare the rideability and power delivery of the bikes.

The VTX 1300 was my own and didn't have any displacement compare to the M109R. Still a great bike that can keep up with the Roadstar 1700. The Vulcan can't be much different from the Meanstreak and the BMC Chopper, even though it has a 110 ci, it was dusted by the 109 and his friends' 113 ci.

So, you're a big guy, ride a big bike, lol.
 

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thanx NINO... the only problem is that i will buy one of them from the internet...

the dealrs in my country are trash...

and what about the 2007 Victory Ness Signature Series what do you think about it
i never buy much of anything in person either..

but... i do agree with the person who said go to the dealer and test drive it...

Then...... after you know what you like, buy it online.

the problem is, if you're buying online, they aren't necessarily going to ship it to your house. they'll most likely ship it to one of the "trash" dealers you're talking about. keep that in mind. and if you go out of the country to buy it, there may be strange laws and customs you have to deal with etc... hard to say.
 

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WoW good info . if the mean streak seat is the rite height for you can i suggest taking a look at the vn2000lt its not a 109 but like the gent said nothing replaces displacement (125 inch) the seat is lower then a 1500 and about the same as a mean streak. Also something i have learned over a few years of riding a persons height is irrelevant its all about the inseam. so if your 6' with a 38" inseam youll feel comfy on 1 style of bike . the guy who is 6' and has a 32" inseam wont be comfy on the same bike . just my .02 worth of bs
 

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It's a known fact that metric bikes are way ahead of American bikes, so I wonder about the Victory.
Come on now, let not go there. There is no fact in that, just preference these days. You'll find that the American made bikes are every bit as reliable as the overseas competition. I'll give you a nod to engine power though, in most cases.

My HD has not given me any trouble, while my older Suzuki is turning out to be nothing more than a money pit. But given it's history I am not surprised. The first Kawasaki I owned, a 2002, split the radiator at the seam 15 miles into it's life.

As for the OP (original post), I like the Kawasaki. The Suzuki is a marvel of a machine, but I just cannot get past the ugly headlight assembly. Personal opinion only, but I have disliked it since I first saw it.
 
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