has anyone ridden the v1000 and the ninja 1000 to compare how smooth they are compared to each other? I have ridden the ninja 1000 and it had vibrations that started to make my hands go numb. even trying the fjr1300, it had vibrations that would make my hands numb. these were all on test rides less of less than 20 miles too.
maybe its just me, but 4 cylinder bikes and my hands don't get along. the versys on the other hand, has no noticeable hand numbing vibrations. it does have vibrations, but its more of a pulse than a hand numbing buzz. i have no cowl buzz from my bike yet, but its only got about 280 miles on it.
my 93 seca2 had SOO much buzz that I took the whole cowling off and put a Honda front headlight on it instead. it also has a lot of buzz in the bars (4 cylinder).
4 cylinders run smoother, but to me, they have more distinct buzz.
Thunder Blue 2013 Versys