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Old 08-04-2012, 08:16 PM   #45
ANutt
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Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Canton, GA
Oddometer: 427
Saw one at each of the local powerhouse dealers over the past week. In person, the ground clearance looks to be much less than the pictures would seem to indicate. Also, there's an angular part of the crankcase or sump protruding down under the bike in the middle that appears to be very exposed, and the lowest point of the bike (except the tires).
The front wheel seems smaller in person, and the large front rotor (relative to wheel size) would preclude much in the way of soft-surface riding.
Very well put together, though, and feels very balanced. Very much like the helment-swallowing main storage compartment and potential for economy. If I were looking for a commuter or tourer, I'd be looking very closely at this one.
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