Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Just outside Christchurch, New Zealand
So I've now clocked up 1000km on my bike, starting to feel more comfortable, but still have a few issues:
- nearly dropped the bike on my first day, stalled in 2nd across the oncoming lane while turning off the main road. Gotta keep those revs up!
- not very good at tight turns, dropped it while practicing the first time (stalled it while feathering the clutch, let the revs drop too far) so kinda nervous of doing it again.
Otherwise darn good fun on the open road, especially enjoying the twisty windy hilly stuff, looking forward to doing some touring come spring. I'll decide then whether to keep the bike or change to something else, thinking maybe CB500. If I keep it then some luggage, centre stand, 12V outlet, maybe bigger screen, and maybe lower it a bit - I'm 5'7 and on tippy toes with the rear cranked right down.
But this is the first bike I've had that comes in the middle ground between light but too slow (GN250, Honda Bros farm version) and too intimidating (old CB400).