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Old 12-07-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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I have been riding a 2007 VRSCD for almost 2 years. It had forward controls. I let my son ride it and he wrecked it 2 weeks ago. Insurance totaled it. I am trying to find a new bike. Have found a 2008 VRSCAW. How different is this going to be. I am 5'6" female. I know it has the bigger back tire and is 1250. It the reach any different. It is 500 miles away so no way to try it before driving to get it.
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I will corner a little different. Once you get use to it you wont think anything about it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
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power difference stock 1133 to 1250 is negligible at best. Handling is no different, although your perspective may be. Seat height is damn near the same. Just a shite load more shiny parts to dry and polish after you wash.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:52 AM   #4
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You may need a reduced reach seat? I have seen other folks on the forum complain and install mid-controls. But according to the specs the bike seat height and wheel base are the same. As someone said you will feel the difference the wider rear wheel makes in handling. Here is link from someone your same height, talking about a F model. Some same its okay some say not.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:50 AM   #5
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Foot control reach the same. Hand controls - nothing has less reach than the AW I don't think, so it will be the same or (for you) better. Changing the bars is a hassle though.

1250/1130 no difference. 1250 about makes up for the power the back tyre loses.

On the back tyre, I don't want to seem smug or horrible here, but it seems you Americans get to ride without being forced to do the forty hours training that is normal in most of Europe - but if you understand that bikes steer by your pushing of the inside bar and everything else is an illusion, you will have no trouble. The fat tyre means the bar need continuous gentle pressure to keep the pegs scraping throughout the bend.
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I find the steering just tad heavy on the wide tire bikes but everything else is similar and adjustable.
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If need be they do have drop seats (like spiritwarrior stated)and also different foot controls for the gravity dependent.Otherwise you'll be in "A heaven" . Good luck.
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the 1250 has more torque.roll both on in top gear at 100 kph/60mph,and the diff is obvious.you will have to chop down a gear on the 1130 to keep up.
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the 1250 has more torque.roll both on in top gear at 100 kph/60mph,and the diff is obvious.you will have to chop down a gear on the 1130 to keep up.
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