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Comparing Cruisers and Touring Bikes

Posted By: Crow River H-D®
Post Date: 07/24/2018

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Ready to hit the open road on your new motorcycle? Depending on your lifestyle, you might be heading out on a cruiser or a touring bike. These two styles dominate the road and each fits a different style of riding. Below you will find more information about both bikes so you can pick the right one for you. Harley-Davidson® designs many bikes in both styles so you can get the quality you seek in the style you want. When you are ready to pick your bike, head on over to Crow River H-D® in Delano, Minnesota.

Benefits of a Cruiser

If you are looking to make a statement, then a cruiser is probably right for you. These bikes do not blend in. Their frames are often bigger, their motors are often larger, and the roar of their engine is often louder.

Style

Cruisers are meant to be noticed. Their exposed engine screams power. You hear the roar of the engine before you see the sleek frame. Choose from many paint and finishing options, from powder coating to chrome. Some of these bikes sacrifice a bit of comfort for style, but on short rides, no one notices the trade off.

Engine Power

If you want a crazy powerful bike, you want a cruiser. From the first creation of this style, these bikes were built to offer high horsepower. Originally, these engines mostly relied on air-cooling technology. Most designs made the switch over to liquid cooling while still offering the iconic high power engine of the past. Whatever type of engine you'll find on a cruiser, you can be confident it will be powerful.

Customization

Ready to make your Harley-Davidson® bike really yours? The skeletal structure of the bike is straightforward, making it easy to tweak your bike to your liking. It's simple to make functional choices (such as different handlebar styles) to set up comfortable rides. You can also make aesthetic choices (such as the rims) to express your style.

Benefits of a Touring Bike

A touring bike is designed with long trips in mind. Sure, they might not be as powerful or pretty as a cruiser. But when you are on the open road for hours on end, you're not thinking about that. You're thinking about how your arms, butt, and back feel. With a Harley-Davidson® touring bike, your trip ends when you reach your destination (rather than when you are too uncomfortable to enjoy the ride anymore).

Capacity for Storage

Long trips often need gear. Lots and lots of gear. This gear needs to go somewhere. Touring bikes offer lots of storage options usually found in saddlebags, top-mount boxes, and compartments in the bike's frame. Bring everything you need for a comfortable ride (even those snacks you love so much).

Comfort

The design of a bike can make or break a long trip. Even the best rides can be ruined by a sore back or suffering through the last hour of the ride in pain. Maximize your long rides with comfortable seats and backrests, improved suspension backing, and other tweaks.

Bringing Company

Solo rides are great, but the right copilot can enhance your ride. Bring along your partner, kid, or friend for the journey. The seats are designed to accommodate two people and the braking system is built to handle the extra weight. Take yourself, and your pal, to incredible memories.

The cruiser and the touring bike both offer some great perks to riders. If you are ready to pick your type, head on over to Crow River H-D® located in Delano, Minnesota. We serve those in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and anywhere else in Minnesota.

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Comparing Cruisers and Touring Bikes

Posted By: Crow River H-D®
Post Date: 07/24/2018

Blog thumbnail 07-24-18-4

Ready to hit the open road on your new motorcycle? Depending on your lifestyle, you might be heading out on a cruiser or a touring bike. These two styles dominate the road and each fits a different style of riding. Below you will find more information about both bikes so you can pick the right one for you. Harley-Davidson® designs many bikes in both styles so you can get the quality you seek in the style you want. When you are ready to pick your bike, head on over to Crow River H-D® in Delano, Minnesota.

Benefits of a Cruiser

If you are looking to make a statement, then a cruiser is probably right for you. These bikes do not blend in. Their frames are often bigger, their motors are often larger, and the roar of their engine is often louder.

Style

Cruisers are meant to be noticed. Their exposed engine screams power. You hear the roar of the engine before you see the sleek frame. Choose from many paint and finishing options, from powder coating to chrome. Some of these bikes sacrifice a bit of comfort for style, but on short rides, no one notices the trade off.

Engine Power

If you want a crazy powerful bike, you want a cruiser. From the first creation of this style, these bikes were built to offer high horsepower. Originally, these engines mostly relied on air-cooling technology. Most designs made the switch over to liquid cooling while still offering the iconic high power engine of the past. Whatever type of engine you'll find on a cruiser, you can be confident it will be powerful.

Customization

Ready to make your Harley-Davidson® bike really yours? The skeletal structure of the bike is straightforward, making it easy to tweak your bike to your liking. It's simple to make functional choices (such as different handlebar styles) to set up comfortable rides. You can also make aesthetic choices (such as the rims) to express your style.

Benefits of a Touring Bike

A touring bike is designed with long trips in mind. Sure, they might not be as powerful or pretty as a cruiser. But when you are on the open road for hours on end, you're not thinking about that. You're thinking about how your arms, butt, and back feel. With a Harley-Davidson® touring bike, your trip ends when you reach your destination (rather than when you are too uncomfortable to enjoy the ride anymore).

Capacity for Storage

Long trips often need gear. Lots and lots of gear. This gear needs to go somewhere. Touring bikes offer lots of storage options usually found in saddlebags, top-mount boxes, and compartments in the bike's frame. Bring everything you need for a comfortable ride (even those snacks you love so much).

Comfort

The design of a bike can make or break a long trip. Even the best rides can be ruined by a sore back or suffering through the last hour of the ride in pain. Maximize your long rides with comfortable seats and backrests, improved suspension backing, and other tweaks.

Bringing Company

Solo rides are great, but the right copilot can enhance your ride. Bring along your partner, kid, or friend for the journey. The seats are designed to accommodate two people and the braking system is built to handle the extra weight. Take yourself, and your pal, to incredible memories.

The cruiser and the touring bike both offer some great perks to riders. If you are ready to pick your type, head on over to Crow River H-D® located in Delano, Minnesota. We serve those in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and anywhere else in Minnesota.

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