Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 06 S3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Other Motorcycle: Thruxton,1050ST,XR250
First of all, the only cruiser I've ever owned was a Vmax which strangely I owned twice. Saw the same bike all covered in ****e and obviously no pride of ownership given to it and bought it for dirt cheap privately. I didn't realize it was the same bike I had previously owned until I started cleaning it up. Between the time I sold it and got it back it had racked up a whopping 4200 miles...LOL.
Anyway, after owning 4 Hinckleys, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a new Tbird, if I was into the cruiser thing, which I'm getting attracted to because of the heavy duty fines and license suspension penalties now invoked by Big Brother in this province. 30kph over the limit and you can see your bike impounded for a week with towing and storage charges applied to the 3 hundred and something dollar fine and then you can expect a letter from the Motor Vehicle office either warning you or taking away your license for another 3 months.
I've been doing research on Victorys but their humongous rear tire turns me off. Supposedly really screws up the handling, especially in the wet.
The only other cruiser I'd be interested in is the Guzzi Jackal, renamed the Stone. I rode one and it's fun. Of course I owned 2 Guzzis before that so I'm a bit biased. The Jackal I rode is a minimalist cruiser that has tons of ground clearance. It was fun in corners!