Join Date: Aug 2012
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When I get a bike or even a car that works for me, I drive/ride them until they die, so I imagine (am hoping anyway) that I have this C50 for many years.
While I do always spend a ton of time on the highways, the main roads I am looking to ride are the "bike" roads, mountain roads etc....and that is the reason I kept the C50 over a Nomad that I came within a day of buying.
Sure the Nomad would do the highway a tad better, but the C50 actually does everything I want it to do there. I can be cruising 75 and still pass cars with ease if need be. I do think the bike is most comfortable for long stretches doing between 68-73, BUT, I am getting 43-45 mpg when I am doing 70+ and between 48-50 mpg when I hit the "bike" roads.
What sold me on keeping the C50 tho is while I have not driven a ton of mid-cruisers, i don;t see how you could have more fun on a cruiser on "bike" roads than what the C50 gives you. That is where it shines and is why I will keep this bike until it dies.
Others may be able to cruise the highways at 80 with more ease, but veer off to the mountain roads and I will have a whole lot more fun throwing the C50 around.......