Originally Posted by GVWR
Just picked up my 1190 Adventure R and drove 60 km in freezing cold in Holland (fortunately with heated grips :-).
First impressions: amazing bike, very well balanced!
Extremely smooth engine, front end very good, no diving and good feeling of what the front tyre is doing. I really like the suspension, nice and stiff. Not the soft springs I 've had on my BMW 1200 Adv. or Multistrada!
Windprotection very good, even in Dutch weather conditions, seems to me a higher screen might even not be required.
This is so much more relaxed than my previous multistrada, perfect!
Me happy !!
Stiffer suspension than the Multi? I am surprised...
Is it as good a road bike as the Multi? Same speed?