Don't encourage him. He likes to create controversy so that people will waste pages of posts to debate the issue he bring up. If you don't believe me run a search on his name.
Until I meet up with either bike at Bandimere Drag Raceway I won't be able to answer your question other than I do know the M109R is lighter than the VTX1800 and has whopping torque that breaks the rear tire free from the pavement in rolling starts in 3rd gear. Haven't heard that from other cruiser owners. The bike is a blast to ride with a huge range in 3rd gear so you don't have to shift thru the curves and have plenty of rpms to accelerate out of. FUN FUN FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't imagine a 109 not being able to easily take either one of these bikes. Besides the 109, the VTX1800 C/F model is the closest to the 109 in terms of performance. The Roadstar is a slug compared to the 109 or the VTX. The Yamaha that's closest is the Road Warrior, but it's more on par with the Vulcan 2000 than the VTX. I've test ridden all the mentioned bikes except the 109. I'm working on that. I'm sure once I ride one, I'll want one. My last bike was a V-Max and I loved the power, it was just too uncomfortable. I still like the power, but I gotta have the comfort too.
_________________Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Forum