1056 Miles on Saturday

Buehrle, Michael Michael.Buehrle at ottawa.ca
Tue Jul 31 11:54:22 PDT 2007

To make matters even worse the VTX has obviously been detuned to meet emissions or not overpower it's 800 lb. chassis or both. I have not perused the vtx message boards but I'm sure with a good set of pipes and some fuel system remapping there is more power to be had. It's certainly not slow but it feels like there's something missing from the 1800 cc's on tap.
It was a beautiful day and I got to ride but I still just "don't get" the cruiser concept. On the design sheet it seems that functionality and performance are an afterthought but form and style are first criteria.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Sims [mailto:bob.sims at us.army.mil]
Sent: July 31,2007 1:11 PM
To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
Subject: RE: 1056 Miles on Saturday

> I borrowed my friend Dan's(known to some here as "Tequilla 
> Dan")Honda VTX 1800 last weekend and got 20 miles/gal. 
> Simply amazing that modern bikes can get the same mileage or 
> darn near what my 5300 pound Chevy 4X4 does on the highway.  
> Seems to defy physics.... 

No kidding, I was thinking the same thing... he should get something more
fuel-efficient, like a full-size pickup truck!

And the "vintage" 45-degree big twin in my Buell gets consistent 45-50



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