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I agree with Skrap. It sounds like you're trying to stay with Suzuki. The C50 is a great starter bike, but the 90 and 109 are a bit lackluster. Yamaha and Kawasaki have better mid to large size cruisers if you're on a budget. Just my opinion of course, but since you asked.
I agree with you and Skrap. I was sticking to what the OP tossed out there. In this situation, a Star or Vulcan would be my pick. Honestly, I thought John's Vulcan 900 performed pretty well on the road. It didn't keep up with my Harley but it was overall a solid bike and wasn't a sitting duck on the Interstate like the C50. It's a step or two up from the C50 and a whole lot better bike.
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Thanks for the input. I've looked at the Kawasaki's and Honda's in the past but I didn't like how they felt. Felt too big for me. I'm not a big fella but not small either at 5'9" and 175lbs. I know Yamaha's are great bikes (the wife has a Roadliner) but finding a nice one used around here is hard. I went to the local Indian dealer yesterday to sit on one of their bikes that has the reduced reach controls (just like the one I'm looking at in VA) and it felt comfortable. Actually, both bikes felt comfortable to me. Hell, if I could afford both I'd buy both. lol One for around town and going to work, the other for long distance cruising. I hate making adult decisions sometimes...
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Thanks for the input. I've looked at the Kawasaki's and Honda's in the past but I didn't like how they felt. Felt too big for me. I'm not a big fella but not small either at 5'9" and 175lbs. I know Yamaha's are great bikes (the wife has a Roadliner) but finding a nice one used around here is hard. I went to the local Indian dealer yesterday to sit on one of their bikes that has the reduced reach controls (just like the one I'm looking at in VA) and it felt comfortable. Actually, both bikes felt comfortable to me. Hell, if I could afford both I'd buy both. lol One for around town and going to work, the other for long distance cruising. I hate making adult decisions sometimes...
With this input, I would say purchase the Indian and don't look back.
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With this input, I would say purchase the Indian and don't look back.
I would agree. For the money, you probably won't be able to find a better mid-size new cruiser. Watch the video below:


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I don't know if it's just me or what, but that Indian Scout is one of the ugliest motorcycles I've seen in a long time. My neighbor has one, and I went over and took a good long look at it, thinking maybe they looked better in person............nope.....even uglier "in the flesh". Of course I didn't tell him that, but man........did I say it was UGLY?? I know I COULD NOT own one of those.......EVER!!
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Dont bother, they're old now, have electrical problems and parts will only get harder to find.
If you want excellent fit and finish but better than Harley reliability, look at a Triumph Thunderbird. Excellent bikes.
Or Yamaha Stratoliner, or VN1500.
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I don't know if it's just me or what, but that Indian Scout is one of the ugliest motorcycles I've seen in a long time. My neighbor has one, and I went over and took a good long look at it, thinking maybe they looked better in person............nope.....even uglier "in the flesh". Of course I didn't tell him that, but man........did I say it was UGLY?? I know I COULD NOT own one of those.......EVER!! [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.volusiariders.com/images/smilies/icon_sad.gif[/IMG]
No it is just you. The bar and shield poisoned your sense of taste and style.
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Dont bother, they're old now, have electrical problems and parts will only get harder to find.
If you want excellent fit and finish but better than Harley reliability, look at a Triumph Thunderbird. Excellent bikes.
Or Yamaha Stratoliner, or VN1500.
Good gawd no. Triumph universally has the worst reliability in the industry. My local dealer gave up selling them because of maintenance, warranty, and reliability problems. They are cool bikes but reliability is not a word I would use with Triumph.

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I don't know if it's just me or what, but that Indian Scout is one of the ugliest motorcycles I've seen in a long time. My neighbor has one, and I went over and took a good long look at it, thinking maybe they looked better in person............nope.....even uglier "in the flesh". Of course I didn't tell him that, but man........did I say it was UGLY?? I know I COULD NOT own one of those.......EVER!!
Oh man, I have to say watching them run short track at Sturgis really got my attention. They were winning with style.

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