Hello All- FNG in research mode

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by FacePalm, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. FacePalm

    FacePalm D'oh!!!

    Oct 11, 2012
    Got some stationary seat time on a few bikes yesterday. The Tenere is a beast. I'm used to big bikes but with a much lower CG. Otherwise it was an impressive bike in person. Threw a leg over some V-stroms as well. Hmmmmm...

    I think I'll do some test riding so I can get a real feel.
  2. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

    Jan 11, 2005
    Face, had a Road King, then a DL650 and missed the torque and lazy cruising of the big twin. The DL650 is a good, but a boring bike that needed more attention than I was willing to give. (chain, valve adjustment, coolant, waterpump etc) Went and got a Ulysses. Not without it's issues, but the torque and easy cruising on the freeway is additive. Even though it has a small rev range, it doesn't need to rev to get to speed. It does 3.8K at 70-73mph and that's with the XB9 mod. The DL650 did closer to 5.3-5.6K at the same speed with a 1 tooth up on the counter gear. Now the DL could also go to 9K or so on the tach, but I don't care to do that.