Originally Posted by Dust_
I see everyone asking for a mid-displacement bike with enough power and confort for 2-up travelling that isn't a porky pork.
When it arrives, they say it hasn't good suspension... how many of you ride THAT hard the bike that you actually feel you need better suspensions? Or is it the price point?
For me, it is getting closer and closer to my dream bike! Top eletronics, small weight, full fairing, 2-up confort, low maintenence, very low consumption (My motorbike is my daily commuter) and more than nough horsepower to push me, my girlfriend and our stuff for a 2weeks trip without even sweating!
Heck, I have a versys 650 with 64bhp and I find it more than enough to roll at 140km/h (90mph?) spending 4.5l/100km (50mpg?) all day long
And the F800 can do even better with fuel.
I once looked at a F800S at a dealership while I owned the Ninja 650R,
and asked around some.. then read a long term report in a german
magazine about both.. and the running costs were double for the F800S.
A Bandit 1250S (GSX1250FA) was actually between the two.
So I forgot about it..
Looking at it now, it was 07/2007.. just 2,5 months after I got my 650R
(and put like 5k miles on it in the meantime). Was actually considering
trading up after only 2,5 months.. and I was happy with the 650R.. then.
Excuse the semi-hijack.