I just purchased my blue M90 and I have to say it is one heck of a motorcycle. I did a lot of research before I brought this bike. I looked at the V Star 1300, Harley Nightster 1200, Kawasaki Vulcan 1700, M109 and many more. But over all, for price and performance, the M90 can't be beat. It was the only sub $...
I just purchased my blue M90 and I have to say it is one heck of a motorcycle. I did a lot of research before I brought this bike. I looked at the V Star 1300, Harley Nightster 1200, Kawasaki Vulcan 1700, M109 and many more. But over all, for price and performance, the M90 can't be beat. It was the only sub $10,000 bike that had 1500cc's on tap. The style was different and I get a lot of looks on the bike. The blue just draws people to the bike and nobody has seen anything like it. I used to ride a Suzuki Boulevard M50 before the M90 and I must say, it is a lot different than the M50. The first thing I noticed was the amount of power it has. That took a little getting used to. The M50 used to cruise in 5th gear and seemed to wine a little, like it needed a 6th gear. But the M90 can cruise in 4th gear on the highway at around 65 MPH with no problem. That is want I had to get used to. When you want to open it up, it is almost scary the amout of power on tap to get you moving. I love the woosh feeling you get when you twist the throttle and the bike just moves. The down sides are few: I wish the ride was a little softer, you must try to avoid the larger bumps in the road because if you don't see them, you will feel like you are about to lift right off the seat. Also, the power band is really low. So you will find most of your fun in the lower gears. 5th is really for riding long distances in that gear, like on the highway, you don't really need it for around town. There was also a bit of vibration when the bike is in the higher gears. It was not too bad to be unplesant, but you will notice it. And by it being a large motorcycle, it feels large in parking lots and at stop lights, and turning corners. But with the right clutch action and back brakes, parking lots are a breeze. Overall, I don't think this is a bike for beginners, it is just a little too big and challenging to master for some first timers. That is not to say newbies can't grow into it, I wish it was my first bike, but it is a bike to aspire to, like I did. If you like stares and questions and people telling you how nice your bike is, this is the one to get. Bottom line is, there is enough power to keep you happy for a long time, the style is unique, the color is great and the amount of factory chrome is fantastic. If you get this bike, you will not be disappointed.