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MrNewEngland is here!

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I just bought a '98 750 ACE. I am really, really enjoying this bike.

With that said I am absolutely shocked at the lack of power this bike has. It's an absolute pig.

But it's surprisingly comfortable, gets great mileage, and I'm hoping it's reliable (it's a Honda).
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It's a cruiser, not a crotch rocket. Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new to you bike.
I should've elaborated a little in my original post.

I've only had sportbikes in my adult life. I've had two 600RRs, a Ducati 848 (most overrated bike I've ever been on btw), and a Triumph Daytona 675 (this bike is simply amazing, I wish I still had it). About a year ago I had to sell the Truimph because I got into a little financial trouble.

I missed being on two wheels so much. A guy at work was selling his Shadow Ace, when I expressed interest in buying it he gave me a more than fair price.

I knew that the bike wouldn't be anything even remotely close to the bikes I had previously owned. I'm OK with that. I am getting older and quite frankly I was going to hurt myself on those anyway. BUT... this thing can't get out of it's own way. I guarantee my V-6 Accord would kill it in a quarter mile. I took it up to the mountains this past weekend and on the way back I had a nice straight open stretch so I tried topping it out. 90-95 was all I could get out of it.

With that said I am really, really enjoying the bike. I actually had a tough time turning it the first few days (very different than a sportbike). Now that I am used to it I am surprised by how well it handles, much better than I was expecting.

Much different experience though. I miss the thrill of the sportbike a little but I love the relaxed ride.
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Yikes, you guys are touchy about the lack of power in these things.

I am very happy with the bike - to the point I may never go back to a sportbike. And I knew it wasn't going to be fast and it wasn't made for a day at the track. I am just surprised by how slow it is.

And that's fine. It'll maintain highway speeds with no problem and get you up on the highway quick enough that it doesn't feel unsafe. Still, at some point I'll probably get something with a few more CCs.
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