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    Xvz 1300 Anyone had one??

    I've seen a really tidy xvz1300 Venture star. It's feckin huuuge but I like what looks like laid back, touring potential. Is a 1300 v twin a tad under powered for something which must weigh the equivalent of a medium sized car.....or 3 well fed tossers? Any experiences you can share before I cough up??

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    Note to self: don't type when knackered. It is of course a V4, not a twin.

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    We looked at a couple, when weighing it up against an Electraglide. The engine seems pretty bullet-proof, the bike is well equipped & comfortable, the price point is good too.

    However I found it very heavy to handle two up & that was without luggage, so we paid a bit more & went with the EG. Each to their own though, just make sure you try before you buy.

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    Cheers, much appreciated.

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    very good bike

    couple of mates have them and done 70k between them. very reliable and comfy. and good value for money.
    SLOBODA

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    If it's heavy compared to an Electrglide I can't imagine how it's gonna feel. I rented an EG and even without luggage and pillion it felt heavy, with pillion and luggage it was never a relaxed ride for me anwhere other than the Florida freeways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenman14 View Post
    If it's heavy compared to an Electrglide I can't imagine how it's gonna feel. I rented an EG and even without luggage and pillion it felt heavy, with pillion and luggage it was never a relaxed ride for me anwhere other than the Florida freeways.
    They are more versatile than you might ever believe, once you get accustomed to the weight/riding style. Just rent one for a week or two or more & ride across the US of A - you will be amazed.
    The ride will stick in your memory for ever.

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