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post #1 of 5 Old 05-20-2009, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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C50 or Vulcan 900???? For long trips

Just curious as to what you guys think about these two bikes. Which one would you buy for long trips?
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-20-2009, 10:55 PM
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I am sure either would be just fine .. For me doing nothing but long trips would be a Voyager, Goldwing, or Harley Ultra
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-21-2009, 06:07 AM
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Check out this thread. I'm sure it will be helpful!

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-24-2009, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Tifford View Post
Just curious as to what you guys think about these two bikes. Which one would you buy for long trips?
I owned an Intruder 800, which is now the c50, and the thing is not only cramped, there's no room for luggage.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-03-2009, 10:28 PM
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C50 vs Vulcan

I had a 2009 Vulcan Classic with a wind screen. Rumbles right along at 70 without breaking a sweat. A bit on the heavy side for my taste and you start to notice engine vibration if you go above 70. Don't know what you mean by "long trip". After about 100 miles on the Vulcan your hands can get a little numb and your butt a little sore.

But I prefer the Vulcan over the C50 for engine displacement, disc brakes front and rear, belt drive, and overall looks. My brother owns a C50. It's good for riding about 100 miles, as well, before needing a break.

Hope that helps. I traded my Vulcan for a KLR, which is more suited to the type of riding I do. I just wanted the experience of riding a "big" bike, so I tried the Vulcan. No regrets, .....it just wasn't me.

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