Originally Posted by brooklyn slim
Don't know much about the Yam. I'm assuming that reliability will be good, but what's the ride like? Parallel twin=narrow, which is good. How much do you feel the weight of the bike? How much of a chore to toss it around? Torquey motor, or do you have get it spinning?
Checked out the pix of the Yamaha panniers, which look nice. Anyone have any experience with 'em?
Very low CoG so it feels like a far lighter bike lifting it off the sidestand and riding at low speeds, and very nimble in the twisties. Loads of torque from the get-go. The Yamaha panniers have a pretty good rep. The biggest knock against them is that they are a bit small for two-up camping, and that if you crash hard the nylon mount on the back can break.