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Old 07-27-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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Why are there so few bikes with cruise control

Harleys, Victory's, BMW's, Triumph Trophy?, Wing, FJR and Super Tenere. Is that it? Most of those are >$20k as well.

It is odd to me that cruise is not on more bikes. Out here in the west, especially with the increase in speed limits, cruise is a godsend that I dearly miss going from my Road King to the 2012 Tenere.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:08 AM   #2
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. I blame the lawyers.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:16 AM   #3
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. I blame the lawyers.
If fear of legal action is an issue, how come so many bikes are available with cruise control. Almost all the big touring bikes have it, domestic, Asian or European.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:04 AM   #4
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Most people don't routinely ride long distances, why would you need cruise control for riding around town to the local gathering place? Just look at the mileage of used bikes, they are very low, most bikes get barely ridden, therefore cruise control is not a feature people care about... But they do care a lot about the price tag.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:26 AM   #5
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Harleys, Victory's, BMW's, Triumph Trophy?, Wing, FJR and Super Tenere. Is that it? Most of those are >$20k as well.

It is odd to me that cruise is not on more bikes. Out here in the west, especially with the increase in speed limits, cruise is a godsend that I dearly miss going from my Road King to the 2012 Tenere.
Dunno. Seems like it should be a pretty simple bit of technology. Every car has cruise these days.

Once you have it, it's hard to go back. I use cruise all the time. Even in metro areas, it can keep you from speeding and running into ticket trouble.

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Old 07-27-2014, 12:31 PM   #6
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Are they all throttle by wire? May be the easiest way to do cruise on a bike?
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #7
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Because Cruise Control is for weenies?






















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Old 07-27-2014, 01:07 PM   #8
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Are they all throttle by wire? May be the easiest way to do cruise on a bike?
My Victory is not.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:10 PM   #9
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Because Cruise Control is for weenies?
Don't be such a silly.....

You may wonder why you'd want cruise control on a motorcycle until you have it and use it all the time.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:30 PM   #10
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Don't be such a silly.....

You may wonder why you'd want cruise control on a motorcycle until you have it and use it all the time.
Ditto heated grips. Thought I would only use them in "really cold weather". Now whenever there's even the slightest chill in my fingys I dive for that switch.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:45 PM   #11
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Becuase the throttle rocker is only known to those that really want cruise. No need for it.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:45 PM   #12
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Don't be such a silly.....

You may wonder why you'd want cruise control on a motorcycle until you have it and use it all the time.
Your probably right. I've definitely wished its been equipped at times. Heated Grips as well.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:36 PM   #13
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Because...

....EVERYBODY ON THIS FORUM COMPLAINS ABOUT HOW MUCH BIKES COST AS IT IS.

You folks complain that Honda has lost their minds for what they charge for bikes, and then you complain that they don't have enough features.

Come on, man!
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:48 PM   #14
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Heated seat, heated grips, (rider and passenger) cruise control, what's not to like? I don't feel guilty about the electric start either...
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:22 PM   #15
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Harleys, Victory's, BMW's, Triumph Trophy?, Wing, FJR and Super Tenere. Is that it?...
The Indians all have it, as well.

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...I use cruise all the time. Even in metro areas, it can keep you from speeding and running into ticket trouble...
Ditto
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