Originally Posted by azrat
I have a 07 T100 and had it since new. I do love the bike and I would like to add a Cruiser. Have any of you had the t100 and gone to America or Speedmaster, I would like to know how you would compare as far as handling and overall performance. How about ride on highway and twisties. Also are they as smooth as a t100.
I had a Bonneville and loved it riding around town. But couldn't seem to find comfort after ~ 45 minutes. Sat on an America wondered why I hadn't liked the forward foot pegs a year before. Had both for almost 2 years. Found myself riding the America most of the time. Sold the Bonneville as I just couldn't afford to keep them both.
The Bonnie (carbed w/cut away airbox, pods, TORs & a good dyno-tune) was quicker, had a higher top speed, a tighter feel to the steering (shorter wheel base?) and better at parking lot speeds.
The America (EFI, high flow air filter, cams, 904BB, modified TORs and a good dyno-tune) is pretty quick, torque is different (not necessarily more or less), much more comfortable to me, goes faster than I will ever need, handles very well and is almost as easy to maneuver in a parking lot.
Both great machines. I like the size and weight. The Thunderbird is another great machine but just a bit bigger & heavier than I want.
Ride everything you can, research ya know.