I've heard a stock 109 is good for high 11 second 1/4 miles. The VTX will do low 12's, and the Roadstar is considerably slower than a VTX, so how do you figure either of these bikes are just as fast or faster than a 109?MotoF150 wrote:for $3000 less you could buy the Honda VTX1800, or the Yamaha 1700 Roadstar thats just as fast if not faster. PLEASE!!!! don't say the words " Resale Value" !!!! resale value only applies if its a collectors item or an antique.
I can't imagine a 109 not being able to easily take either one of these bikes. Besides the 109, the VTX1800 C/F model is the closest to the 109 in terms of performance. The Roadstar is a slug compared to the 109 or the VTX. The Yamaha that's closest is the Road Warrior, but it's more on par with the Vulcan 2000 than the VTX. I've test ridden all the mentioned bikes except the 109. I'm working on that. I'm sure once I ride one, I'll want one. My last bike was a V-Max and I loved the power, it was just too uncomfortable. I still like the power, but I gotta have the comfort too.VTX1300C wrote:Don't encourage him. He likes to create controversy so that people will waste pages of posts to debate the issue he bring up. If you don't believe me run a search on his name.
Until I meet up with either bike at Bandimere Drag Raceway I won't be able to answer your question other than I do know the M109R is lighter than the VTX1800 and has whopping torque that breaks the rear tire free from the pavement in rolling starts in 3rd gear. Haven't heard that from other cruiser owners. The bike is a blast to ride with a huge range in 3rd gear so you don't have to shift thru the curves and have plenty of rpms to accelerate out of. FUN FUN FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!