ON THE ROAD
Total km to date: >12,000
Max speed with chick asleep on the back seat: 153 kph (The Doctor ees a very smoothe rider!)
Max time asleep: 7 minutes
Max observed speed: 130mph
Comfort: very high, like sleeping with 2 Gina Lollobrigidas
I like this bike, the low seat means it’s easy to get a my leg over, and the engine has more pull than the average (Brad Pitt or Valentino Rossi) chicka magnet. The handlebars are a good size, you can easily turn the bike over from one side, then to the other and then back again while enjoying the curves. Comfort is excellent. I had several chicks on the back during riding, some small and some big, they all felt very comfortable, none of them complained, except the first one who got a very short ride. The suspension took a while to get set up, first of all I had the rebound set a bit hard, giving poor damping, but once I got the rebound right the damping improved and it all worked like a well oiled machine. It was a very satisfying ride. The front brake ees a good and strong, you can grab a handful and it quickly pulls up. But what I like about this bike is that there is also a foot brake, so if you are going a bit fast for the pillion and need to slow down, but your hands are busy, you can use the foot brake! This was much appreciated by the pillion passengers. It is a great innovation by the boys at the British factory. The Italiano’s could learn a lot from this. The rear footrests were made of metal and a bit hard on my hands but this ees a very minor problemo, On Italiano bikes they use a nice synthetic rubber. It was a pleasure riding this bike, and even though it was very very comfortarble, I steel had a bad a back after two days of hard riding.