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Top 19 cruisers able to embarrass a sports car

  • May 27 2017 13:20 PM GTM
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A warm season is a great time for riding a motorcycle. As you know, it is a great idea to use a cruiser - a dimensional, heavy and beautiful bike with a comfortable fit, made for long-range riding. However, some representatives of this tribe are also fantastically fast. We present the top 19 cruisers, able to embarrass the sports car.

19. Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

0-60mph: 5.01 seconds638797592965afa51d7.jpg

American Harley produces excellent motorcycles for travel. For example, the Forty-Eight model. This bike is not just graceful and convenient, but also very fast: its 1.2-liter V- engine is able to accelerate a 252-kg bike from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.01 seconds. Excellent performance for 60 hp!

18. Yamaha XV950

0-60mph: 5.0 seconds3955045929671d2bf54.jpg

Between1994 and 2016, Yamaha cruisers were sold in America under the Star brand. This 52- horsepower 247-kg unit can run to 60 miles per hour in five seconds flat.

17. Victory Cross Country

0-60mph: 4.79 seconds691348592967c7cfd71.jpg

Absolutely all Victory cruisers get solid performance numbers, and the Cross Country is among those that can sprint to 60 in fewer than five seconds (4,79). Such dynamics is provided by a 1731-cc 73-horsepower V- engine, combined with a 6-speed mechanics. The bike’s weight is 347 kg dry. (Photo by Jay Sparks)

16. Victory Kingpin

0-60mph: 4.50 seconds64018659296820a604e.jpg

This model is out of commission now, but you still can find it on the secondary market. This 303-kg bike, equipped with the same 1731-cc V-unit as Cross Country, can run to 60 in 4.50 seconds. Of course, this cruiser is much lighter.

15. Suzuki Intruder C1800

0-60mph: 4.33 seconds2046495929686e30cb9.jpg

Suzuki Intruder C1800 has also made history. But you can’t miss the opportunity to ride a really fast and comfortable motorcycle. It’s one of the most dynamic bikes ever created by a Japanese brand. The model was equipped with an impressive 1.8-liter 114-horsepower V-engine and 155 Nm of torque. It could run to 60 in just 4.33 seconds – it’s quite sporty. Top speed was more than 124 miles per hour.

14. Kawasaki Vulcan S

0-60mph: 4.2 seconds9340915929691eeacca.jpg

The name of this Kawasaki speaks for itself. The bike is ready to “explode” at the first request of his rider. A 61-horsepower 228-kg bike runs to 60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds. The maximum torque of 63 Nm is achieved at 6,600 rpm.

13. Triumph Thunderbird Commander

0-60mph: 4.18 seconds199302592969a64e5c1.jpg

And here is another monster from Triumph with a 1.7-liter 94-horsepower in-line two-cylinder engine that produces 151 Nm of torque at 3,550 rpm. This 348-kg cruiser maxes out at a top speed of 105 miles per hour. The Triumph Thunderbird Commander runs to 60 miles per hour in 4.18 seconds.(Photo by Thomas Bondan Oto Motif)

12.Yamaha XVS1900A Midnight Star

0-60mph: 4.12 seconds37027659296a0ac221f.jpg

Yamaha XVS1900A Midnight Star is no longer produced, but this model is able to please its owner with a truly magnificent dynamics. Such cruiser can be accelerated to 60 miles per hour in just 4.12 seconds, and its top speed is up to126 miles per hour. All these numbers are possible thanks to 90.3-horsepower 1.9-liter V-engine in combination with a 5-speed mechanics, using 155 Nm at 2,500 rpm. The motorcycle weighs 347 kg.

11. Victory Judge

0-60mph: 4.09 seconds88816559296accd12d6.jpg

In comparison with other representatives of this class, Victory Judge is quite light – its weigh is just 300 kg. Recent editions of this model can hardly be named as modest. This cruiser is powered by a 1731-cc V-engine, combined with a 6-speed gearbox. It takes 4.09 seconds to accelerate this two-wheeled beast to 60 miles per hour. The top speed is almost 120 miles per hour.

10. Victory Hammer S

0-60mph: 4.03 seconds31514159296b414dbb4.jpg

Victory Hammer S is equipped with a 1731-cc motor. But in this case its power is 88 hp, and weight - 305 kg. Thanks to these numbers the model occupies one of the leading positions in the lineup of the brand: Hammer made it to 60 miles per hour in just 4.03 seconds and reaches a top speed of 120 miles per hour.

9. Victory Vegas 8-Ball

0-60mph: 3.88 seconds60841559296bafdbf92.jpg

However, Victory Vegas 8-Ball improved this result: this bike reaches 60 miles per hour in 3.88 seconds. Due to this reason it’s worth buying on the secondary market. The main advantage of this cruiser is an excellent power-to-weight ratio. The weight of the bike is 290 kg dry. In addition, it is a real old-school bike with an excellent sound of the motor.

8. Indian Scout

0-60mph: 3.81 seconds65751859296c76729e3.jpg

A1133-cc 100-horsepower V- engine Indian Scout with a 6-speed multi-disc gearbox produces 98 Nm at 5 900 rpm. It can run to 60 in less than four seconds (3,81). You can make a quarter mile in 12 seconds and hit a top speed of 125 miles per hour on the 244-kg Scout. It’s a perfect example of combination of an impeccable classic style and excellent technical characteristics.

7. Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom

0-60mph: 3.7 seconds60115659296cc88e0f1.jpg

Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom was even faster: it was able to blast from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Of course, it was possible thanks to the magnificent 1.8-liter engine, using 162 Nm at 3,500 rpm. While it wasn’t faster than the Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe, it was good enough to crack the top 10 among cruisers. The bikes are still available on the secondary market.

6. Suzuki Intruder M1800R

0-60mph: 3.65 seconds64084559296d0e3dcec.jpg

Suzuki Intruder M1800R with its 1783-engine and cardan drive system went even further. Its 125 horsepower in tandem with a 5-speed gearbox are able to speed a 347-kilogram bike up to 60 miles per hour in just 3.65 seconds. The torque of the V-engine is really impressive - 160 Nm at 3,200 rpm.

5. Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle

0-60mph: 3.59 seconds94292159296d382aa30.jpg

The Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle model with a dry weight of 292 kg is equipped with a 1247-cc V-engine with a 5-speed box that produces 119 hp at 8,000 rpm. This American cruiser can run to 60 miles per hour in just 3.59 seconds.

4. Honda GL1800 F6C

0-60mph: 3.41 seconds31285759296d8f27e51.jpg

Honda GL1800 F6C won the sprint from a stop to 60 miles with a time of 3.41 seconds. A1832 cc engine with a 5-speed gearbox and cardan transmission produced 118 hp at 5 500 rpm and a torque of 167 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Its weight is 341 kg wet!

3. Triumph Rocket III Roadster

0-60mph: 3.3 seconds85129859296dbc998bd.jpg

The 2294-cc 3-cylinder Triumph Rocket III Roadster is in its league: this cruiser needs 3.3 seconds to hit 60 miles per hour. 148 hp are reached at 5,750 rpm and the top torque of 221 Nm at 2,750 rpm. The 2010 model ran the quarter-mile in 11.48 seconds.

2. Ducati Diavel

0-60mph: 2.8 seconds21149859296df04a62c.jpg

Ducati Diavel doesn’t even look like a cruiser, but formally can be referred to this class. This bike is pure acceleration, hitting 60 miles per hour in 2.80 seconds. It’s powered by the 1198cc V-engine with a power of 162 hp. Its maximum torque of 130.5 Nm is reached at 8000rpm. The bike’s wet weight is just 210 kg.

1. Yamaha VMAX

0-60mph: 2.7 seconds70266159296e529d8ae.jpg

The fastest bike among the cruisers is the "Japanese" Yamaha VMAX with its 2.7 seconds from 0 to 60 miles per hour. A 1679-cc 4-cylinder V-engine with a power of 200 hp and 166.8 Nm at 6 500 rpm transform a 310-kg Japanese bike with an aluminum frame into the real rocket. If you are looking for something truly uncompromising, this bike will be the right choice.

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