More than 4 months have passed since I bought my stryker. So now, I dare to compare... stryker vs. Vrod
That's a big challenge. Certainly worthy of a head shake. Now , I know many say that the stryker is a great first bike. Mine however has had a "few" modifications. Is this to say it's faster than yours??? - maybe..... hear me out .
In 11 short years of riding I've owned 12 bikes. This one is the quickest off the line... Will it outrace my Honda Magna?? Dunno ... will it jump out ahead of my Vrods?? ( had two ) ... yup . I didn't do any upgrades myself so I'm not taking any credit for that , but I do know how fast this bike is . My Vrods got 25 mpg on premium 93 unleaded gas . The stryker is getting between 42 and 48 mpg and that's on regular gas. Comfy ?? Yup ... easy to work on?? Yup . Same 240 rear tire??? Yup 😆 🤣 😂.
And why am I laughing?? I paid harley 150 bucks to change the rear tire on my vrod . - the tire was 300 bucks + 150 ... and let's not get into oil changes etc.
I know I don't have to convince any of you guys, but for the occasional viewer who asks -- how do you like the stryker??? Well go figure... by the way , my last new bike I bought was a 2020 triumph rocket 3 ... and... this bike can still beat it off the line ... no , it won't run with it past 115 mph but ... off the line this bike has it . 😎