Took my new [to me] 08 up into the NC mountains today. Left home near Gaffney SC about 8 and returned home at 4. Many miles and smiles in between! Two other CPRs joined me, Charley on his Vstrom and John on his RT1200 Beemer. Took a very round a bout way to Roan Mtn TN and then over to Pineola NC on the Blue Ridge to have lunch at Christa's. The best ribs I've eaten and I've ate a lot!! Rained on us some , no sweat to the V and rode a dirt road that parallels NC 181 [ one of the best all time cycle roads ] back down the mountain and on home. Great ride, great bike and good friends, what more can you want?? Oh yeah----great grub! Averaged 52 mpg even with full throttle between curves---except dirt of course.
I think I like this bike---even more than my Interceptor. Don't tell her I said that!