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Join Date: Jul 2008
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The "right size bike"? The right size for what? Are you looking for a commuter, or something with more distance riding in mind? Are you riding in the city, on the 401 or country roads? There is no wrong answer here, only variables that need to be considered before plopping down your hard earned dollars.
For a mid size cruiser, the C50 is a good bike. Decent fuel economy (expect anywhere from 40-50 mpg, depending on how it is ridden), adequate power for most situations and a relatively light weight. Compared to other bikes in its class, it stacks up well. But it is somewhat slow and ponderous in handling, the rear brake is really just a suggestion and the suspension can be harsh.
But like I said earlier, where you ride and how you use the bike really factor most into this decision.
Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present
Past Bikes ----->
-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017