Broke in the bike on a 3850 mi trip
NJ, DE, MD, WV, KY, IN, IL, IA, MN, WI, MI, OH, PA, NY, PA (again), NJ (again)
Rides: NSB in Kentucky, Great River Road from Moline, IL to I-90 in MN, Copper Harbor NSB, all 5 great lakes, Adirondacks.
Highs: all the above, conversations, bike compliments,twisties in WV, IA, NY
Lows: 3 low speed drops--snapped off both metal hand guard supports and punched a hole in a lower fairing. Piece of metal debris got kicked up from the road way and hit my left foot. At 70 mph. No damage. Hurt like a mofo. Riding through the remnants of tropical storm cindy. On i-75. Above Flint MI. With 50 mph gusts (it felt like) and construction. Driving rain and fog all the way from the adirondacks to suburban philly. Also, places to avoid, all in NY state.: Niagara scenic parkway north and south; Ontario scenic parkway. The Niagara scenic parkways are not scenic and they do not afford a glimpse of Niagara Falls. The Ontario Scenic parkway is marginally scenic--you can occasionally see the lake. But there are constant reminders "emergency stopping only" and the alleged parkway is worthy of Kenya's best civil engineers. Locals ride only on the shoulders.
Pros: power, stability, brakes, engine, grippy tires, snarl, puig windscreen, hard bags, power modes---really nice especially on low-speed roads in poor traction conditions---, abs, adjustable traction control (latter 2 saved my bacon in 2 incidents on the river road), lighting---like a car. Did i mention power? Long, long, long road legs. Oh also, she is respectable on dirt roads. I tried it out.
Cons: ERGONOMICS! Argh: knees, wrists an especially manly bits were aching aching aching.; no power outlet; abs doesnt shut off for dirt roads.
Overall: i love my bike and loved the trip (btw 2015 versys 1000.)
2nd hand. Bought in may. Had 1900 miles. Now has nearly 7k
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Last edited by larrydevlin1770; 06-27-2017 at 08:17 PM.