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#61 Unread post by grampi » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:55 pm

ZooTech wrote:I don't think it looks anything like a V-Rod, which is a good thing. No other bike maker could have put that thing out and not been ridiculed.
Actually, the V-Rod looks a lot like a V-Max.
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Re: Suped up V-Rod

#62 Unread post by grampi » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:00 pm

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VTX1300C wrote:...I don't know, just my opinion, but I think it was intended to be a V-Rod on Steriods for $8,000 less...
Just curious as to if you've ever ridden a Vrod, and what you base this opinion on?
I've ridden a V-Rod and there's no comparson between the two bikes. The V-Rod feels like a mid-sized bike compared to the 109. For some reason the V-Rod always gets compared to the big cubic inch v-twins and it's really like comparing apples to oranges. The only bike that's really comparable to the Rod is the V-Max.
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#63 Unread post by M109R » Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:50 pm

I was just referring to inspiration not actual characteristics. Just like you would never say a Honda Civic is in the same class as a BMW 325.

My perception is that Suzuki went out into the bike market and scoped out the best characteristics from other bikes to design the M109R to recover from their previous sales losses with the original Boulevard line.

Just using my imagination and having fun figuring out where they came up with the design. :)
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Re: inspiration

#64 Unread post by sharpmagna » Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:36 pm

VTX1300C wrote:recover from their previous sales losses with the original Boulevard line.
The C50 was the best selling midsize bike last year. I hardly think it was a loss...
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M109R City Cruising...........yeah

#65 Unread post by M109R » Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:59 pm

Took the M109R out tonight for some cool cruising in the city.

Love to get the bike at 4K rpm and hit the throttle. The pipes light up and sound awesome!!! Plus you get the thrill of quick, smooth acceleration and don't launch into the 'I'm speeding' pull me over mode without time to slow back down.

Just love the PULL in my arms and the feeling of the front tire getting light. YEAH!!! FUN FUN FUN!!! 8) :laughing: 8) :laughing: 8) :laughing:

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#66 Unread post by DrunkenEskimo » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:17 am

Well, judging from the enthusiasm of the posts, I may have to grab me one of these on my return trip from Iraq. I sat down on one at the dealership and the first thing I thought was "Wow." and then the second thing was "This suckers HUGE" LoL. I think I may have found my next bike too.

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Re: inspiration

#67 Unread post by ZooTech » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:59 am

sharpmagna wrote:
VTX1300C wrote:recover from their previous sales losses with the original Boulevard line.
The C50 was the best selling midsize bike last year. I hardly think it was a loss...
Yeah...no doubt! Where do people come up with this stuff? The M109R is icing on an already hugely popular cake. Suzuki has been moving every flavor (save for the C90) of the Boulevard line in record numbers since day one.

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Re: M109R City Cruising...........yeah

#68 Unread post by grampi » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:00 am

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Love to get the bike at 4K rpm and hit the throttle. The pipes light up and sound awesome!!! Plus you get the thrill of quick, smooth acceleration and don't launch into the 'I'm speeding' pull me over mode without time to slow back down.[/quote]


Really? The one I test rode was doing 80 after redlining 1st and 2nd gear. The problem was I was in a 40 speed zone. This bike will quickly get you in hot water with the law if you're not careful!
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#69 Unread post by M109R » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:17 pm

Yeah, I wasn't hitting the throttle for very long. Just for the fun of the pull and the roar of the pipes. Very fun and short burst, not taking it up to high or unsafe speeds.

Yes, the bike will get you in trouble. :wink: Just today I was riding thru the burbs relaxing and saw the Sheriff coming from the other direction, checked my speed and OH SH^T!!! Slowed down right away and no issue with sheriff, glad I wasn't in a tougher regulated neighborhood.

I am a little paranoid in the city though and keep it at or below the limit riding there. The cops are much tougher and less forgiving (esp Englewood.)

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Re: inspiration

#70 Unread post by Venarius » Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:22 am

M109R wrote: Just using my imagination and having fun figuring out where they came up with the design. :)
Hope you don't mind...but I was just using my imagination as well... :wink: Cough Cough

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#71 Unread post by M109R » Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:37 am

Awesome Pics!!

Thanks for sharing!

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But what about that headlight and rear fender?

#72 Unread post by CTLawyer » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:13 pm

I recently was looking at this bike as a possible upgrade from my 2005 M50 and it looks very powerful (1800 cc) and sleek. Things I noticed were the lack of a sixth gear (again) :(, and the headlight and rear fender styling are way off from the M50. It is cool, but not for me as the head light looks like a miny fairing and the rear is too mod. I guess I prefer the stylish but still more classic look of the M50. The M109 seems to have some strong sport bike styling elements, and I'm just not into sport bikes, windshields or fairings and I like bobbed rears. The dealer said it would do 150 mph and I think he is easily right. That means a lot, and the rear tire rocks, but I am not going for it because of the neo styling. But that's just me - I like the clean cruiser look so much and bugs don't bother me.
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#73 Unread post by Big B » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:14 am

then you might want to look at a VTX1800. five different style choices (i've got the retro version), just as much power, tons of accessories choices, plus it's a honda, which is synonomous with indestructable. only downside is it's a five-speed, but it's geared right, at 85 on the freeway she's just chugging along with just a slight twist of the wrist away from 100+
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Re: But what about that headlight and rear fender?

#74 Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:15 am

CTLawyer wrote: I guess I prefer the stylish but still more classic look of the M50.
I always saw the m50 as a more modern look when it comes to cruisers.
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Re: But what about that headlight and rear fender?

#75 Unread post by CTLawyer » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:05 pm

I always saw the m50 as a more modern look when it comes to cruisers.[/quote]

Yeah, it gets a lot of looks for being blacked out, the drop down tank and the swirled black wheels. It is not really "classic" looking as cruisers go, but it would not be mistaken for a sport bike either. I just don't like windshields, fairings, saddle bags or any other things that clutter up the clean lines of a bike (no offense to those who do). I guess I just like the M50 cause it looks badass and runs great.

The M109 looks kind of like a sport bike / cruiser hybrid to me, mostly because of that headlight I guess. But it is very cool regardless, even if it is not my favorite look. But really, where is that 6th gear? :mrgreen:
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#76 Unread post by CTLawyer » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:12 pm

Big B wrote:then you might want to look at a VTX1800.
Yeah, I like that a lot. Now where's my checkbook . . . .
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#77 Unread post by M109R » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:14 am

Took my first road trip on the bike through Southern Colorado.

The bike performed beautifully. Very comfortable, great on curves and all of the power sure made it easy passing cagers and semi's in the mountains.

Rode my friend's HD Heritage Softail on the trip for a few miles and was suprised when I first sat on the bike... It felt like I was on a toy compared to the M109R. But I now understand the pleasure of riding a HD. Much more of a kick back and enjoy the ride type of bike where the M109R is much more of hang on and GOOOOOO bike.

One thing I did notice on the ride is that the bike just wants to go in the straights. 75mph cruising is completely smooth and comfortable at only 3800 rpm.

Only thing I would get for more cruising like this is a faring. It would make the long days (esp in rain) more comfortable. I prob would have the fairing on for trips like this and take it off for gen riding.

Very very glad I bought this bike..still think it is pure fun!!!

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#78 Unread post by Tim07 » Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:31 pm

Thanks for the play by play... I filled out the credit app today on a red '07 M109R. Keeping my fingers crossed. It's nice hearing all the pro's and con's from someone who has one.

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#79 Unread post by tim conroy » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:50 pm

Get on it bud!!! Ride her like your going to do all the time.Just dont keep that throttle consistent very long.

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#80 Unread post by tomasland » Mon May 20, 2019 3:23 am

I think its Greate Moto!
Take it easy :D

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