As the former owner of an R1200ST, who loved that bike, I would never comment on the taste of others in motorcycles.
Coming from the R1200 Cruiser I guess a 2010 Honda NT700V could be a step up?
No car is as fun to drive as any motorcycle is to ride.
The fat front tire on the CLC made for a great ride over pot holes and uneven, washboard roads. My RT1200 feels like a jackhammer compared to the CLC. The big front tire had some great benefits, but, yes, some drawbacks as well.
I get a lot of positive comments on my 2003 CLC, but I doubt many would bad mouth it to my face. It is different looking I'll grant you, but I like it. Mine has almost 128k on the odometer. I've learned to handle it at low speeds-I just drive fast. I'm not sure why those other riders only get 120 miles between tanks. I commute 23 miles one way each day, half of it on the interstate and I'm getting 150 between tanks. On long trips using secondary roads I'll go 160-170 miles between tanks. If I cruise the interstate at 80 mph I'll fill up at 140 miles. The OP said the tank was 3.5 gal. It's actually 4.6 gal. It looks bigger, but they had to carve out a lot of room underneath for the battery, ABS and computer.
"I can resist everything except temptation"... Oscar Wilde
Last edited by osbornk; 09-03-2013 at 03:52 PM.
'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.
White 09 Burgman 650, 650 V-Star Midnight Custom-Why doesn't make a bike for short folks?