So you think you want a European Bike?
Just take the following survey,
Do you mind not being able to ride for weeks on end?
Do you have the one click buy button turned on for your Amazon Prime account?
Do you have the number of the local Euro bike shop a favorite on your iPhone, and is it above your wives?
Does the UPS guy just drop things at your house when he see's the return address is from ____powersports, even if its not for you?
Do you mind carrying a laptop and diagnostic cable on trips to the store for the beer you can no longer afford to drink?
Can your favorite beer go from a lovely Brown Ale that drinks like a meal to PBR's?
Does it have large enough panniers to cram spare ignition coils and the laptop, spanners, etc needed to go on a 4 day weekend camping trip with your mates?
Now I'm not saying they're all like that, but the one I tried sure was. "The little girl with the curl
when she was good she was oh so good, but when she was bad she was oh so bad!"
My Caponord was an 03 purchased last spring with 44k miles, in about 2 seasons of riding I managed to log 6k miles, my average is more like 10k per year. If I figured the cost per mile with all the parts I'd likely hang myself with one of the $80 magnacore wires!
It was an absolutely beautiful bike to look at and ride when it was running right. I could have seen myself keeping it for ever, if I had the money and space to have a Versys and the Capo it would have been an ideal pairing.
Alas I don't, so down the road the Capo went, I do miss it even as a I type this a tear comes to my eye.