I think there are pros and cons to both hydraulic is usually lighter, but cable is smoother, all my bikes have been cable but i have rode a few hydraulic i think its a toss up... but if i really had to pick i would say hydraulic, the wings use them and Ive never heard the word jerky used on a wingÂ :bigthumbsup:
Usage wise, I don't really notice any difference. I did have to adjust mine to take a little slack out of the cable to improve shifting, but ease of use feels about the same as the hydraulic on my VTX did. It does give one different maintemance concerns though.
I like the hydraulic better. It's easier to pull.
When my lever broke I had a devil of a time pulling it back with 3 fingers and looked everywhere for levers. Kuryakin said they will have the wide chrome out this summer.
Had them on my Shadow and liked the looks and feel much better.