Took my first ride yesterday. YEAH, Baby!
Attention it Grabs from EVERYMAN on the street
Sound of exhaust
Sound of motor (valves, etc.)
Smooth (vibration, gearbox)
Brakes (I thought the 911 could stop, but this is like
an anchor was thrown overboard!)
Oil and filter change is super simple
Controls are intuitive and gauges easy to read
Unique among crotch rockets
If one were to part with this thing, the experience
would come at a zero loss because of resale value
increasing. Life don't get much better than that!
Seat is like calve's skin (soft calve's skin, but not
thick enuf to help reduce welts on my arse) stretched
over a 2x8.
Cold-blooded (as in takes 20 mins to warm up when
ambient is 40F)
Seating position is a bit radical (feel kinda like a
jockey; this could also be one of the plusses,
depending on how you look at it)
Needs a throttle lock so warmups are easier
Mirrors give you a great view of your upper arm
But who cares???? Look at those plusses!!!!
When I get a new seat (probably Corbin, Sargent
doesn't make one for the FE) I will reevaluate the
seating position and comfort factor, but basically, I
am a very happy camper, so far. Getting cam belts
replaced next Th by dealer.