Thoughts on ownership.
Well after nearly 3k miles, the lump and I are getting to know each other. Still a few things to sort out before Scotland in a fortnight, but I am reasonably happy with her.
But oh it's a top heavy sod, and as for getting it up off the floor after wingman James rear ended me in France, I do not think I will not be off roading it anytime soon! Thank goodness for the the extra help and crash bars! Parking it is a task undertaken with care, as manouvreing it out from a bay needs care and strength if you have parked badly. Like a 4wd, it's best reversed in...
A-road MPG is around 48-50, so OK, inevitably fast motorway work hits consumption... as does fun and games over mountain passes!! It needs better bars, if I can find some and I will also dump the horrible heated grips on it that were fitted when I bought it. Pretty comfy with an Airhawk over an 8hr day. As SteveT promised, it really does feel planted on the road, though too big for really nadgery Alpine roads when heavily laden compared to a Transalp. A couple of wee glitches so far with the odometer resetting itself (and the clock) and gearing is too high in my opinion in 1st. Maybe a tooth less on the gearbox sprocket?
Bloody good road presence mind. A pair of high power LED spots would be even better, I reckon.
I am not head over heels with it yet, I think my preference is really for a smaller capacity bike, but that lovely V twin really is very seductive...
Last edited by steveR; 16-06-12 at 01:22 PM.
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