I’ll start off by saying that I’m a cruiser guy all day, but the reason I’m writing this is because my son in law bought a sports bike and we had a long conversation about which one is best and why… All while having wine and steaks out back…
I’ve summarized, if you can call it that, so please see below for my 5 cents on each one. Enjoy!
Benefits of a cruiser:
I will start off with the cruiser type, because it’s my personal preference.
I’ve owned a Harley cruiser for most of my adult life. It was never my only form of transportation, since I also an old Toyota 4X4.
The Harley I own is extremely comfortable to ride and is perfect for cross country trips. Throughout my lifetime, I’ve done 17 different trips across the US and my Harley never let me down. I can’t say the same about a Volvo we had… It broke 3 times in 3 years, and then we sold it! Crazy, right?!
So, comfort is definitely a big one. Storage wise, it depends on the specific model, but most cruisers have a decent storage capacity equaling about a medium sized suitcase.
What about power? Well, they generally do push a fair amount of horses, but the power to weight ratio really kills the “pull back“. Basically, I can’t say that cruisers are very powerful and if you’re looking for speed, I suggest you look elsewhere.
Benefits of a crotch rocket:
So why crotch rocket?! The only answer is speed!
Mike and I were talking about this one for an hour or so and it got pretty heated I gotta tell ya. Michael was trying to prove me taht crotch bikes are actually comfortable, their fuel capacity is great and they are safer because of their light weigh… I could help but to laugh, and that’s probably what made him so mad. Haha!
He eded up agreeing that crotch motorcycles are made stricly for speed, adrenaline and young ones. Guys my age don’t buy a sports bike like that, we know better.
Just wanted to break it down the way we see it. Hope you enjoy and let me know if you have any input.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more.
P.S. Mike is still mad and can’t seem to get over the fact that his father in law was right. I truly enjoy moments like that, Haha!