My PoV from a cruiser perspective:
Speed…. yea we can be called sleepers. We don’t look fast and it’s assumed therefore we are not. However get the right monkey on the wrench and the bad boy will move!
Looks…. well same as for eternal, I love it! Some would say that cruisers are damn sexy and that is one of many reasons why they have it. Ever hear the saying ” I learned to ride slow, it’s one thing to have something sexy, but who knows if your blowing off their doors before they can see it?”
Some have it for the “rebel without a cause” stereotype that comes with it, some, well, need that ego boost that Eternal eluded to.
-Near infinite customizing and personalizing options
-Storage…from Saddle bags, hard case bags, to trunks, sissy bar bag stacks options are numerous.
– Comfortable, unless your riding a “chopper” your feet really are in a more standard position. Most riders of cruisers tend to move them forward to take the stress off the knees for long hauls though.
-Proven design and reliability…. cruisers have been around a very long time and have improved and gotten better over the years. A century worth of lessons learned and improved upon.
-Comfortably ride 2 up (most mid sized on up). For those beautiful autumn days where the foliage is just exploding with colors you can ride through the country side with your significant other and enjoy the moments together
-A lot more to list…. but you’ll get tired of reading
– Persona, you will oft get branded as being a bad boy, rebel, wild child, hellion etc. and what was once a friendly area can quickly become swarmed with glances of mis trust.
– Customizing…lol it’s a double edged thing. The more you find the more you find you just gotta have.
-Comfortably ride 2 up- yup double edged thing. Some people ride to get away from troubles and to be able to breathe, sometimes the one thing that irritates you in the moment may decide that they want to ride with you.