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What a small world! Went to the Daytona Speedway today to test ride the new Indian motorcycle.
The lead rider sees my MV jacket and hat and asks if I have one?...When I replied yes he asks if I am on the MV.Net forum?....

It's Chris Dunlop .... So after all these years I finally meet up with another MV owner and forum member at Daytona Bike Week....and it happens at a cruiser test ride! Go figure.
 

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My test ride with the "Low and Slow" crowd.....really pretty nice. Managed to ground the left floor board, but was leaned over more than any other cruiser I've ridden when it happened....:blah:
 

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Ed, you'd have to sell 2 bikes to make room for that one bike in your garage.
 

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I would say don't bother doing that!
 

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Just missed you Ed. I was in Orlando at our company meetings Tuesday- Thursday. One of these days maybe I will be able to stop by Daytona for a day or two.
 

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That's pretty cool meeting up with people you converse with online. Cruisers? Can't really get my head around them I like corners too much but whatever it's two wheels so it's fun .
 

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Ed, how did the bike feel to you ?
For a cruiser it was very very nice.

You have to take a different mindset when riding cruisers. It's more about just sitting back and relaxing.
That said, the Indian motor is really nice and pulls very hard...tons of rear wheel torque. And quite smooth for a big V twin. Much quieter mechanically than that life style brand, too.
And this bike actually handles pretty well.....did manage to ground the floorboard feelers on each side but ground clearance is better than any other cruiser I've ridden before.
I would like to have one if I get a cruiser.
 

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Thank you Ed.

I like cruisers, bought one in 2007 Suzuki Mzr1800 ( i think thats the name in U.S). Rode it for 3 years and that was it. I like big cruisers, but not into it at the moment.
Don´t like Harley except Fat Boy, and Indian motorcycles make me want to have one, and yes Steve Mcqueen Indian.
 

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Our love for the MV brand has us typically looking to ride closer to the edge......however that is defined by you the rider. How to ramp it up from a 7 to a 9 on the giddy up scale.

When riding a cruiser, it's been my experience that dialing it back to let's say a 4 or 5 is just about right. My '03 Heritage Softail is very happy at 60-70mph.....and so am I. Just zoning back and enjoying the experience is the reason why I ride a cruiser.

It was fun introducing Carl to the world of low and slo.....he had never experienced just taking it easy, as his MV riding experience doesn't typically allow for that.
 

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Randy, i tend to agree with you. Nothing like enjoying the landscape, but then, the road mountain swirls, twists, and i find myself having fun....:blush:
 

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I have an SPR for the street, an SPR track bike, and a Brutale. I love them all. But as Randy said, there comes a time in life, now for me, when low and slow is much more enjoyable. It's not an adrenaline rush, it's relaxing.

Which reminds me I have to get my "life style brand" into the shop to fix the balance shaft or something.
 

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Friends in low places :)

For a cruiser it was very very nice.
That said, the Indian motor is really nice and pulls very hard...tons of rear wheel torque. And quite smooth for a big V twin. Much quieter mechanically than that life style brand, too.
And this bike actually handles pretty well.....did manage to ground the floorboard feelers on each side but ground clearance is better than any other cruiser I've ridden before.
I would like to have one if I get a cruiser.
I knew I should have put you on the naughty list esq'z me! :thewife:
Sorry for the delay in replying Ed, all kinds of after action reports and other paperwork to do following BikeWeek plus the Triumph Americas after party for winning the Daytona 200 really wore me out :violin:

When is the next Florida MV get together this year? :friday:
 

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Gas on the fire!

Quote:Originally Posted by The_castle View Post
Ed, you'd have to sell 2 bikes to make room for that one bike in your garage.
And 3 to try and pay for it!!
Sell the Brutale Ed! :stickpoke
Like I mentioned "No real MV Agusta enthusiast goes both ways and has both an F4 AND Brutale".
Come back to the heterosexual side and keep the F4!
 

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Quote:Originally Posted by The_castle View Post
Ed, you'd have to sell 2 bikes to make room for that one bike in your garage.


Sell the Brutale Ed! :stickpoke
Like I mentioned "No real MV Agusta enthusiast goes both ways and has both an F4 AND Brutale".
Come back to the heterosexual side and keep the F4!
What, are you nuts?? Gina is my first love....Lola isn't even street legal (though I plan to change that).

Besides, chicks dig Brutale riders......how do you think I won over Pillion Pam?
 

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Besides, chicks dig Brutale riders......how do you think I won over Pillion Pam?
By referring to her as Pillion Pam? :stickpoke
 

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Ed, post a picture of the Gnome...it'll bring into focus what you mean by Pillion Pam!:smoking::jsm::naughty::f4:
 
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