Main Motorcycle: 2011 Speedmaster
Join Date: May 2011
Other Motorcycle: '07 Honda VLX
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My wife is considering a new bike to replace her Honda Shadow VLX. I've taken test rides on the America and Speedy and found both to be spectacular. It was probably 10 months between the two test rides so I'd have difficulty splitting hairs about which one rides better.
She favors the America because, get this, she finds it easier to get of the side stand. She came to this revelation after bouncing back and forth between it and the speedy. It's far easier to get off the side stand than her VLX. She sat on a Shadow Spirit 750 and it was a major effort for my petite 61 year old wife to get it of the side stand.
I tried the two bikes back to back and though I didn't notice a big difference, I found that as you kicked your leg over the America and sat down it simply went into an upright position with no effort.
I just bought a 2004 Speedmaster two weeks ago with only 1,642 miles on it. My boyfriend has an America, and of course, believes it's the greatest of all bikes. I had wanted a Speedmaster for years and finally got it, black and yellow - beautiful. The reason I'm so attached to the Speedmaster is because I like the sportier powder coated engine instead of so much chrome, and I like the larger engine and duel disc brakes. The smaller fenders were also a plus. Bottom line, my boyfriend is happy and so am I with our choices. It truly is a matter of personal preferance.
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