I bought my '15 used last October. Due to extensive Farlkization I didn't really start riding it until mid December. (There are advantages to living in FLA)
I equipped it for the exact same purpose yiu propose to use yours for. I rode it a couple hundred miles to make sure that yeah, this the bike I want before it being equipped.
The bike works very well for the stated purpose, no Ergo changes required. 5'10", 31" inseam.
I do ride this bike somewhat aggressively apparently, as I'm lucky to get 6k miles out of a rear Angel GT. If on the slab or out west cruising speed is generally about 80mph and chicken strips are pretty narrow.
Showing 50.2mpg on the computer, reset about 12k miles ago. Sweet.
There is getting to be some pretty good aftermarket choices for these bikes.
Some of the major/important add-ons for me/my bike include Rostra real cruise control, H&B center stand, Givi windshield, Seat Concepts seat, Polaris voltage regulator, T-Rex fairing fall protection, LED low beam. and PWM controlled grip heat.
The bike is fairly cool to ride in extreme(107*) heat and does offer decent protection in the cold, though not nearly as good as an old style Concours.
I was torn between this bike and a Wee Strom. I chose this one for the shorter length, better suspension and handling.
Two negatives for me, chain drive which I haven't dealt with since the early 80's and the narrow windshield buffeting. The Givi helped vs the Puig but there is still work to do. Also, the low beam with the standard halogen bulb is almost worthless, lots of scatter. Conversion to an Evitek LED cured that.
Overall, I must like it. I've put on over 22k miles since last December. I bought the bike used with just over 10k miles on it. It weighs almost 200lbs less that the Old Concours, fun for twisties and still sucks up the slab decently.
BTW, you can purchase extra factory warranty to cover up to six years total, unlimited miles at any time before the original warranty expires. It's currently in the shop for a warped front brake disc covered under that warranty.
HTH this helps.
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SteveinSunnyFlorida)
'99 Concours(with 234,xxx miles on it), sold
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And most of Canada too, eh?
Last edited by SteveJ; 10-06-2017 at 08:19 AM.