In this modern age where bigger is better, upsized fires, big screen TV's, and triple sized burgers it stands to reason bigger can be better. I have 2 Road Stars as those bikes were very affordable due to depreciation. one is a 102ci, the other a Patrick Racing 108ci.
To be honest, I enjoy the 108ci bike more, but not so much that I am going to sell the 102ci RS
. I enjoy torque, having the chutzpah to pass a slower vehicle.
Torque costs money so my mini-rant question tonight is, is it worth it?
For me it is only if it does not require a large bank loan. I did not borrow money for the 108ci. RS and do not regret buying it.
Being the adventurous type, the plan for the following years is attaining a cruiser with more torque. That being said, was spending money for more torque worth it? Yes and no. Yes because it was affordable, but no in the sense of the "torque gain" did not satisfy my torque goal.
For example when I got a drum monitor one of them was a 12" powered speaker. A bit loud but did not have the guts for the bass drum to be heard acceptability. So I got a 15" powered JBL and that is borderline acceptable. Got a 2nd 15" JBL and need nothing more.
So.. torque wise I am not where I would like to be BUT.. really enjoy the bike so unless I get a great deal on something better "I ain't going no where's."
Anyone here rocking a 113ci or bigger and feeling that was a worthy route?
On a final note, when I took my trusty 102ci RS for a rip and passed a few cars, I really enjoyed the bike. Just having a good working bike put a smile in my heart, so wanting more is ok, but appreciating the moment regardless of what the bike is what I have to remind myself.
I will still chase after torque, but family and taxes first.