Main Motorcycle: '06 Speed Triple
Join Date: May 2010
Other Motorcycle: '96 Adventurer Cafe Racer
Extra Motorcycle: Not any more
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Thats part of it. But the other part, and what i feel is even the bigger part and the #1 part is the engine. That being it's the exact opposite of most other bikes. A bike like a speed triple for example is all HP at the high end of the RPM range, and the RPM range is up around 10k and up to 14k on some sporties. Torque plays 2nd fiddle and is usually much lower than a cruiser and peaks at a much higher RPM, usually up around 8 or 9k. Cruisers generally have more torque than HP and both peak much lower, torque often as low as 2500. The engines are nite and day different with cruisers designed to pull like a freight train from a stop with hardly any throttle. The regular and sport bikes have nothing down low till you rev the heck out of them. The engines are IMO the #1 thing that makes a cruiser a cruiser and a SB a SB. Thats not to say ergos and styling aren't huge of course. But they certainly they are only part of the story.
Regarding the Diavel, to my eyes, that thing is fugly even though it is likely a great machine performance wise.
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