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Like most, I have ridden all kinds of bikes from a Briggs and Stratton mini to a brand new S1000R, and not once did I get off and say "that sucked". Never met a m/c I didnt like. They all do different things better in different scenerios. One of my buddies is an avid golfer (weirdo), once asked me why I have so many bikes. I replied "why do you carry so many clubs?". One for dirt, one for putts, one for long drives ect ect.
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Tried a heritage classic and loved it. I was taking it easy as it's the biggest heaviest bike I ever rode and there was stil a lot of surface water about after the previous days heavy rain but it was quite easy to manage even in Preston city centre traffic.Armchair comfort, smooth, ample performance and it handled well. I actually liked the screen for the wind protection as I took it up to 70 on the A565 to Southport. A lot of surface water still about but the valanced mudguards kept me dry from spray. After riding a sportster with khromewerks slip-ons I found the heritage classic too quiet, possibly dangerously quiet.The speedo on the tank and footboards took some getting used to, where my feet felt comfortable was just a bit off the brake and gear lever.
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I'd like to test ride an M8, though I have no intention of buying a new bike.
The newest bike I've ridden was an mid 2000's EFI Fat Boy. It was a nice ride and ran well.

I don't find any comparison to a Sportster from a big twin. Totally different experience for me. I can throw the Sportster around like a bicycle and the BT is like driving a 55 Chevy, though i like both ��
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I finally got around to mounting the SE slip ons to the road glide. Nice note and a noticeable improvement in boost. I would think that getting rid of the cat and adding an air box and tuner will really wake things up. I’m not interested in go fast upgrades on this bike tho....just a slow roll for the sled


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It means that Star Racing has taken the M8 to a whole new level. I think they are making in excess of 150 rwhp on a big bore M8 which was running sub 10 sec. 1/4 miles several months ago. I would imagine that they are running 9 sec. 1/4 miles by now. I would have to think that anyone would love the ability to go as slow as they wanted or as fast/quick as they wanted.
The M8 is capable of more than that....
Here's a screenshot I took from the FuelMoto facebook page a few months back....
The resolution is a bit low but it dynos 201hp/181lb-ft naturally aspirated with a big bore and supporting mods like we do for our hammer kits.

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