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Honda V-Twin Magna

Sport Cruisers Comparison Seven Sport-Cruiser Motorcycles

rear brakes eliminated as a factor in hard stops, the factor during strong is the front brakes. The Harley and front brake levers are suitable for large hands. The and Magna need firmer-than-average but for different reasons. The Magna’s front brake is a bit under-powered and spongy, though it didn’t under the intense use of our downhill

The Harley brakes simply a firm pull, but they plenty of power when you the input. Overall the top-rated for power and control were the which can give hard, stops for most riders just two fingers on the lever and are up by those grippy tires. The and Guzzi brakes were

Of course, the BMW also offers braking, which can be priceless you encounter coolant, sand or spread across the road when you need to brake Just remember that the won’t save you if you over-brake leaned over. The brake warning lights occasionally flashing after we started up and away, but turning off the ignition and the system always remedied

Cruising for Sport

Choosing one of bikes means assessing requirements and deciding how much to put on sport and how much on cruiser. of the seven bikes tested captured the sport-cruiser ideal in our but there are some that respectably close.

There are two that only graze the target. Though it performs in most situations, the Triumph Sport has to stretch to reach the role. There is not much in this machine, which is of a retro Brit standard a cruiser.

Viewed in that there is little to complain — and nothing to compare it to. As a its styling and attitude come up and it’s not at its best trolling the on a Saturday night. The ‘Bird is happier banking through the on a Sunday morning.

As much as we the new BMW R1200CE Euro, it doesn’t qualify as a sport-cruiser either. We misled by its sporting touches, as the handlebar and flyscreen, applied to version of BMW’s cruiser. it’s still a straight and represents the boundary on that of the scale.

Its suspension and power-control problems it well off the pace the other set on twisty roads. But with components adjusted, it could a great sporting cruiser. In its form the Euro serves at a more casual pace—one allows bystanders to appreciate its detailing.

As a mainstream cruiser, we it is an improvement on the standard 1200C, and pay the extra money to have The power train eccentricities, of which weren’t present on 1200Cs we have ridden, be a liability in any role.

That five bikes to compete for the title.

Moto Guzzi’s makes it obvious that the Italians understand sporting they still don’t get the concept of cruisers. The bike’s are plain or worse, and it does to instill pride of ownership. the Jackal is fun to ride on a winding and the differences between it and the California a machine that is much to ride.

The controls are easier to manage, the is better, and it retains the traditional assets. Affordably priced, the makes good power, and its is proven.

We continue to be fans of the We have called upon it to as Honda’s flagship cruiser ’98), as a musclebike (August and as a tourer (Summer ’96), and the has always acquitted itself honor. Though its sheer overwhelms the rider in slow the Valkryie can hold its own in the faster

Honda V-Twin Magna

It wouldn’t be our first choice if roads were the primary but we wouldn’t be disappointed, either. you factor in all of the Valkryie’s considerable strengths, it’s easy to see why we it as the best of the Flagship Cruisers. We are to find that the power of the bike has shown up again.

Victory gave the sport-cruiser a name, and the components of its V92SC up to the concept. Top-shelf brakes, and tires show the firm’s to the idea, although the bike’s side is limited by cornering The noisy transmission and somewhat ergonomics also intrude, we think you can fix the latter pretty

Its style most adheres to most of us think a sport-cruiser look like, and we enjoy the that it is still unique. Its price is the stiffest of any bike although you are likely to pay more for the

Harley’s FXDX and Honda’s (the oldest bike both deliver cruiser and twisty-road competence. The Harley so with the traditional look and of its 1450cc V-twin, which good power from low The engine is backed up with a chassis equipped with suspension and strong brakes.

Our complaint — the uncomfortable — is easily addressed, its high price and the possibilities of a mark-up and a long wait diminish our enthusiasm if we were to buy one.

The Magna offers stellar more than making up for its displacement deficiency with two cylinders and a lot more rpm. is nothing special about its components — in fact, the are mediocre by the standards of this — but the pieces were and fine-tuned so thoroughly that the works like a more arrangement.

We would replace the and look for more effective pads, which would make a dent in the additional the FXDX would cost. It not even eat up the majority of the extra we’d pay for the Jackal, the second affordable bike here.

In the these seven machines a broad scale on the sport-cruising Almost any rider looking for a instilled with some of sporting spirit should something to his liking in this He’ll probably also for some things that of the bikes offer.

We had a huge amount of fun with motorcycles, even though the concept has tremendous potential remains untapped. We believe possible to create a bike is both as much cruiser and as sporter as the best on either in this group. But don’t for such a bike to arrive; miss a lot of fun on one of these in the meantime.

Honda V-Twin Magna
Honda V-Twin Magna
Honda V-Twin Magna
Honda V-Twin Magna


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