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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 10:02 AM
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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.

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I found my vl800 (the pre-c50, extremely comparable to the subsequent C50 model) to be very balanced, easy to pick up off the stand, very comfortable for relaxing cruising, good with turns. Depending on what you want to do, it should be fine. If, however, you want to buzz the interstates at 75 or greater, you may decide on a DJ drive (as I did).
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Good advice from many here, just watch out for the other guy, and assume they are going to do stupid stuff like pull out in front of you or cut you off. You really have to ride defensively on a bike! Enjoy your new ride however, it is a great bike!

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