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Allo chaps. I recently had the distinct pleasure of sitting on a whole fleet of 2012 Strykers at a yamaha dealer near fort bragg, nc. Needless to say i am just blown away at the beauty of this machine and what feels like excellent craftsmanship. I currently ride a 2003 100th anniversary sportster 1200 with a screamin eagle II kit. I admit i have grown quite fond of the real-deal harley sound... but i'll be selling the beast before long to set myself up for my next bike purchase.

There are many great contenders out there. Vulcans, sportsters, used softails, used vmax's, (i've ruled honda out completely at this point) and so on. But the Stryker really is a one of a kind in my eyes. They do what, upper 60's in horsepower? For a ~650lb bike it should be a good show eh?

So my question. Is this bike REALLY enough bike to pull a guy away from Harley Davidson? They both seem to be great products with excellent fit and finish with tons of features. Have any of you guys made the switch? What did you like best about your Stryker compared to your harley? What do you dislike most about your Stryker? I'll be the first to raise my hand and admit my sportster occasionally has electrical hiccups, for instance.

tl;dr What do you guys like most about your strykers? What do you like least about them? How do you stack them up against Sportster 1200's (if you've ridden both) ?

Thanks guys. Awesome forum overall i might add. :)
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Just my .02 but I rode practically every bike made big enough to haul my big ass around before I bought my Stryker, it was the only one that made me feel like I was part of the bike and not just along for the ride, and the mods are endless, just check out the galleries
TheDarkFox said:
My harley tops out at 115, it just wont get up past that. How fast do these Strykers top out? Are they factory governed in any way?

You guys didnt answer the other part of the question, what parts *dont* you like? :p
other than the ugly lollipop turn signals I liked everything about mine when i got it.
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