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Good article, but, again surprised at the discounting of a motorcycle with almost 900cc's of displacement? Not that long ago, a 750 was considered a big bike? Even now, there is really no need for more than 900cc's for virtually any riding situation. Two up, with luggage is easily handled with it.

So, for every day riding, or long distance hauls with your partner can be done comfortably with the America, Speedmaster, Vulcan 900, V Star and others. The America is typically purchased by a seasoned rider who wants a comfortable, reliable ride. If ego is taken out of the equation, it's more than enough for all needs.

When considered against it's competitors, it has more power, a little more lean angle, is nicely finished (better than a 'step up' bike), a small amount of vibration at cruising speed, and a chain final drive. Others offer: belt or shaft drive, both of which are low or no maintenance, but, it's lighter weight overall, good looks, and, nice road manners typically offset the chain drive by buyers.

Price wise, it sits right in the middle of the competition, and, all offer years of trouble free ownership experience. So, if you like the looks, and, are comfortable with the new ergos, consider it a potential on the short list. It is definitely a keeper!


Dave Gulliver
Epping, NH
Saturday, February 14, 2015
I have a Kawasaki Vulcan 800 and I am looking for something with a little more power. The America looks just right for my size. I am only 5 feet 2 inches. I will be test driving the America shortly. I test drove a Harley and it is way too shaky for me.


Carmen
Courtice, ON, Canada
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I have a friend who has a Triumph. I have a Harley and can't stand the damn thing. I am really interested in buying a Triumph for my next bike. I loved your article on the Storm and that's what I am serious about. Thanks for info. I will be riding a Triumph soon!

Gay Schatz
Pineville, MO
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Enjoyed the article. Have been trying to decide my next wheels. I now ride a V Star, but am looking for bigger gas tank to accommodate longer rides on back roads. Saw the Speedmaster at the Chicago show and thought that might be something to look for at a dealer. Your information helped. Ready for a test ride!

Sherry
Clinton, IN
Friday, April 6, 2012
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