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Old 05-05-2013, 05:31 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by GREY.HOUND View Post
That's the type of information I was looking for. A 500 pounds scooter does handle differently than a 500 pound motorcycle.

I know many in the crowd own Silverwings, Burgies and the new BMW's. No issues or feeling too heavy or cumbersome?
I can speak for the BMW's low speed handling. It balances better than my Yamaha Majesty or any of the motorcycles I've owned. The Ducati Hypermotard was an easy handling bike but it's ceter of gravity is much higher as is it's seat height. The BMW's seat isn't particularly tall but the bike is quite wide when putting a foot down. That means that if you lean too far out of balance and jab the brake too hard, you better be very precise with foot placement. To see what it's like, sit on one with the sidestand down. Then, from a normal riding position, put your left foot down and try to stand the bike up. Low CG and momentum=, stop and lean =
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