Big front tires on cruisers?!
Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:58 PM
The bigger tire might absorb some shock, better than traditional thinner tires that is, but I still think from a performance perspective that this trend is ridiculous.
Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed this trend and what might be behind it, other than looks. Please post up if you have an idea about it.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:32 PM
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:54 PM
Can I convince you to paint it flat black?
Just when we thought the Early VFR section was safe...
Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:15 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:28 PM
I find the entire thing counter-intuitive, myself...
I don't understand the entire "cruiser" phenomenon, much less what size tires they run. No helmets (or any protective gear for that matter) and 1950's motorcycle technology...go figure. But, cruiser riders are people, too. I don't ride with them, but I get along just fine and hope for their safety.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:33 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:05 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:24 PM
I don't understand the entire "cruiser" phenomenon, much less what size tires they run. No helmets (or any protective gear for that matter) and 1950's motorcycle technology...go figure.
There's no more "50"s technology" on a modern cruiser than there is on your VFR
Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:26 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:47 PM
Dude, air cooling...really. I'm specifically talking Harleys, not metric cruisers.
Actually you were talking about "the entire cruiser phenomenon" . Air cooling is no more 50s technology than water cooling. I don't think you understand modern cruiser engins. The harley engine is as modern in it's technology as any current year sport bike.