I'm in the market for a new bike. These days I tend to like long rides, several hundred miles a day, plus I'm thinking about some long cross-country trips. So I thought I'd look at big cruisers--Honda VTX, Kawasaki Nomad, Yamaha Road Star, etc. (Not Harley. Too expensive.)
Well there are any number of these big metric cruisers on Craigslist, but what strikes me is that most of them have 10k miles or less, often less than 1000 miles per year.
There are big BMW tourers too, for not much more than a big metric cruiser, but these always have 60-70,000 miles, some of them over 100,000 miles! Likewise big 'standards' like Yamaha FJR, etc. Everything that's not a cruiser has lots of miles.
So why is it that someone would spend $10-12k for a big cruiser, and usually another $3000-4000 on accessories and chrome bits, and then just leave it in the garage for years and years? It actually worries me a little that people buy these bikes and then don't ride them! Why is that?
BQ Do you have a big metric cruiser? What is it and how do you like it?