Serious motorcycle comparison?
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Hi, I am 6 foot 2 and looking to get a motorcycle for commuting and 4 hour rides every few weeks. My mind is pretty much settled on the Suzuki Boulevard m50 and the yamaha v Star 950. I realize the cc difference, but other than that, which is a better bike and why? Thanks
Answer by Ai De Mi
My choice would be the Suzuki Boulevard m50. It is shaft driven meaning it will be less worry about a belt (yamaha v star) breaking or stretching on you. That is one less maintenance headache you have to worry about. With that said a belt drive will give you a quicker throttle response. It also has a higher compression ratio meaning a little more low end torque (easier starts).
Both bikes however are closely matched in terms of specifications.
Personally I used to ride a Yamaha Virago 750 that was shaft driven.
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