First Long Ride on The 1000
Only had the 2016 1000LT a couple of weeks now and have been breaking it in on short trips alone. Finally felt it was safe enough
to try a two-up ride.
Riding sport bikes for over 30-years then when the wife was ready to ride again (kids grown and gone) I bought a Yamaha FJR.
The bike served me well until it was totaled in 2015 (t-boned by a young driver). I wasn't looking forward to two-up riding, convinced down-grading on power from the FJR would be depressing.
But to my surprise the Versys did fantastic, hardly noticed the additional weight of the passenger. Even in the hills I didn't notice a significant loss of power or having to downshift.
The handling is another pleasant surprise even with a passenger. I might have scared the wife a few too many times but she really liked the bike and it was very comfortable for her. I might have ended my solo riding career do to her liking the bike a little too much.
Anyway great bike so far and no regrets in the purchase other than the the farkle money I've spent the last two-weeks.
2016 Versys 1000LT Roseville, CA