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post #34 of (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 05:08 PM
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: SLIDELL, LA USA, In The Eye of Hurricane Katrina
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TBird vs America

I bought the America in 2006 and I loved it. It was the first bike I'd owned in many years and I put 15,000 miles on it. The TBird came along and it was all over. I traded the America the day I test drove the Bird in 2009, I bought one of the first TBirds to hit the streets. I have 10,000 on the it. Since I am smaller in stature, 5'7"" 135 lbs, I was a little afraid of the much heavier bike. But, as Dazco pointed out, the bird is so well balanced it has been no problem to manage. And, it is nice to have the weight when big trucks pass you. In short, I like the way it handles and the power, even with the 1600. However, I would never say a bad word about the America, it is still one of my favorite bikes ever!
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