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Every Thursday in NE Pa, there is a Lone Star Steak House which sponsors "Bike Night". I attended two weeks ago for the first time this season. It was a beautiful night with temps in the low 70's. Needless to say with temps like that the turn out was amazing, approximately 1000 bikes showed. There are no restrictions so the array of bikes was unbelievable....from classic Triumphs to Boss Hogs with Nitro it was a bikers eyefeast of some of the sweetest machines you could lay your eyes on. I parked my silver 109 under one of the light standards and walked about 30 ft. away and stood with a friend. We could not believe the reaction of the folks who first did a double take when they passed the 109 and then returned two and three time to admire the bike. When I tell you that they would be on their on their hands and knees checking things out would be a understatement. When people would get to the back of the bike their eyes would get large and they would get a big grin on their faces. After about a hour of this I walked over to the bike to get my jacket and was immediately swarmed by people wanting to know about the bike. To my surprise those donning Harley clothing were the most curious and appreciative of the bikes style and features."Talk about being a proud bike owner" I was probably a foot off the ground with pride. I never did get to leave the bike that evening as the folks and questions never ended until 2 hours later.

There is no question in this bikers mind that Suzuki did do their research and homework on what the "PUBLIC WANTED"....from impressive HP and torque numbers to some awesome styling this bike seems to be a addiction to onlookers.....that may wane after time but for the moment, as 109 owners, be prepared to be surrounded by curious folks with lots of questions and "enjoy the moment".
 

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Sounds like a nice time, that reminds me of my first black Hayabusa in 1999.
 

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BigBoreBiker said:
Sounds like a nice time, that reminds me of my first black Hayabusa in 1999.
I've read the specs on the 06 Busa and they have to be a "Real Ride". Rumor has it that Busa riders are trained by NASA and have to contact Mission Control at Houston everytime they "Light" the wick.
 

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must have been a great time. i've had similar reactions just about anywhere i go. went to a poker run/rally today (columbus, ga), and i know exactly what you are talkin about when folks see the rear end....their eyes light up and they point like a bird dog.
 

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phaed said:
must have been a great time. i've had similar reactions just about anywhere i go. went to a poker run/rally today (columbus, ga), and i know exactly what you are talkin about when folks see the rear end....their eyes light up and they point like a bird dog.
:) :) :) :)Enjoy! Enjoy! :) :) :) :)
 

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I WENT TO BIKE NIGHT IN DEL. AT THE HOOTERS THEY HAVE IT EVERY WED NIGHT AND I GOTTA TELL YA I GOT THE SAME REACTIONÂ Â IT 'S A GOOD FEELINGÂ BUT I'M KINDA USE TO THAT I USED TO GET THE SAME REACTION WITH MY OLD BIKEÂ THE VALKYRIE. IT WAS A SWEET BIKE A REAL LOOKER BUT I TELL YA I CAN'T WAIT TO GET WORKING ON THIS ONE
 

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yea so have i seem like no matter where i go or stop for a while someone is walking over or following me back to where they was leaving to ask questions about the bike i don't mine i have hear of 3 people who has went back in and was trying to get a 109 for their self and i also told them about this website for additional questions which they might have and to learn more about the bike from people who has own them. I told them don't take my word for it come to this site and see what others are saying about the bike and make up their own mine
 

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bob109 said:
Folk:

Every Thursday in NE Pa, there is a Lone Star Steak House which sponsors "Bike Night". I attended two weeks ago for the first time this season. It was a beautiful night with temps in the low 70's. Needless to say with temps like that the turn out was amazing, approximately 1000 bikes showed. There are no restrictions so the array of bikes was unbelievable....from classic Triumphs to Boss Hogs with Nitro it was a bikers eyefeast of some of the sweetest machines you could lay your eyes on. I parked my silver 109 under one of the light standards and walked about 30 ft. away and stood with a friend. We could not believe the reaction of the folks who first did a double take when they passed the 109 and then returned two and three time to admire the bike. When I tell you that they would be on their on their hands and knees checking things out would be a understatement. When people would get to the back of the bike their eyes would get large and they would get a big grin on their faces. After about a hour of this I walked over to the bike to get my jacket and was immediately swarmed by people wanting to know about the bike. To my surprise those donning Harley clothing were the most curious and appreciative of the bikes style and features."Talk about being a proud bike owner" I was probably a foot off the ground with pride. I never did get to leave the bike that evening as the folks and questions never ended until 2 hours later.

There is no question in this bikers mind that Suzuki did do their research and homework on what the "PUBLIC WANTED"....from impressive HP and torque numbers to some awesome styling this bike seems to be a addiction to onlookers.....that may wane after time but for the moment, as 109 owners, be prepared to be surrounded by curious folks with lots of questions and "enjoy the moment".
Where at in PA ?. I'm out in Honey Brook and picking up my 109R this weekend. We could always do a side by side 109R group.
 

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Where at in PA ?. I'm out in Honey Brook and picking up my 109R this weekend. We could always do a side by side 109R group.
I'm in Madisonville Pa. about 12 miles south east of Scranton. I've run into three other 109 riders who regularly attend bike night. The Lone Star Restaurant is located just off I-81, Wilkes Barre Exit to Kidder St.
 

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Thats nothing guys. The other day I pulled up next to a woman at a stoplight....the usual soccer mom in the mini-van type, kids and all. Well after staring at my 109 for a few minutes she somehow got her panties off without taking off her pants and threw them at me...it would have been cool if they didn't stick to the side of my helmet and blow around making quite the racket as I drove down the highway. Oh well, guess she liked it. :D :joke: :p
 

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Fritz said:
I kinda hate to burst,yer bubble.And I DO own an 109.But I got the bike because of
 the engine,the inverted forks,and the way it fit me.I prefer drag bars.
 The Roadliner,is still better looking to me.I'm not at all impressed with the middle of the
 109.The engine and tank are crammed-in like a VTX. Actually the 109 has a rather cheapy
lookin { like a Volusia or Marauder } engine and tank.
 The speedo and tach are well placed and efficient.But I find it very disingenuous,that
 Real Bikers,are gonna be bowled over by the M109.5 will getcha 10,most glowing praise
is BY newbies or those who never owned a bike.I went thru this same thing,With My Rune.
 It got rather sickenening.At gas pumps,parking lots,on the street,most Praise was
by Non Bikers...Sadfully ! I rest Me Case
That is so true non-bikers always give the most praise. Most dont know one bike from another every cruiser is a harley. The always think my Buell is a Ducati. Some don't know what the hell it is. But at least it gets praise from bikers and non-bikers alike.
 

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Fritz said:
I kinda hate to burst,yer bubble.And I DO own an 109.But I got the bike because of
 the engine,the inverted forks,and the way it fit me.I prefer drag bars.
 The Roadliner,is still better looking to me.I'm not at all impressed with the middle of the
 109.The engine and tank are crammed-in like a VTX. Actually the 109 has a rather cheapy
lookin { like a Volusia or Marauder } engine and tank.
 The speedo and tach are well placed and efficient.But I find it very disingenuous,that
 Real Bikers,are gonna be bowled over by the M109.5 will getcha 10,most glowing praise
is BY newbies or those who never owned a bike.I went thru this same thing,With My Rune.
 It got rather sickenening.At gas pumps,parking lots,on the street,most Praise was
by Non Bikers...Sadfully ! I rest Me Case
With all the negatives you see in the 109, maybe you should have stuck with the "RUNE" ! As they don't make them anymore I think thats where the "bubble burst". Gee.....with the 109 in hot demand I'll bet you could get what you paid for it or even a few dollars more. Sell it and buy the Roadliner. I rest my case!
 

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bob109 said:
With all the negatives you see in the 109, maybe you should have stuck with the "RUNE" ! As they don't make them anymore I think thats where the "bubble burst". Gee.....with the 109 in hot demand I'll bet you could get what you paid for it or even a few dollars more. Sell it and buy the Roadliner. I rest my case!
In a few more weeks you might just be able to make some money off this bike.
 

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Am about to go to a Motorcycle Show here in town sponsored by the Local Abate, being the only M109 in town I am anxious to see the reaction of the locals will let you all know how it turns out!
"Live to Ride"
 

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Shadowrider43 said:
Am about to go to a Motorcycle Show here in town sponsored by the Local Abate, being the only M109 in town I am anxious to see the reaction of the locals will let you all know how it turns out!
"Live to Ride"Â
You are about to have some real FUN :) :) :) :) :)
 
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