Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Sonora, California
I did a small ride tuesday and 130 mile ride yesterday to get back home. I've owned a klr and a honda ascot before and this is much more like the klr, but feels even lighter than the ascot. The klr would go 70-75, but not comfortably. I got the x-300 up to 75 easily and the vibration was minimal. I hit 80 pretty easy, but since im braking it in i wasnt trying to hold that. It feels weird going to a parallel twin with a 12k red line from thumpers. I started out shifting way early because it just felt different. It didn't take long to get used to it though. It was much more comfortable than I remember the klr being. It was a three hour ride and I took one break an hour in. It was rainy so I didn't get a chance to really push it in the corners, but it maneuvered easily and allowed me to change course mid turn to avoid some gravel without any scare. It got a little hot while splitting lanes. Not sure if it was limited airflow or what. None of my other bikes had all these gauges so I was watching them a little too much. There's limited storage under the seat, but it's there along with a tool kit. I didn't get any panniers because they didn't have any available. I probably will eventually. I have heard people complain of the price, but i thought it was fair. Nothing feels cheap on the bike. The suspension rode wonderfully and the brakes were ample. It's a super lightweight fully functional adventure bike. I'll post more thoughts after the break in period. If anyone has any specific questions for me, ask away.