A friend of mine has one, he also has a Multistrada 1100 S. Great bike but they only made them for a few years plus they didn't sell very well and as a result there aren't a ton of them out there and they hold their value well.Try to find a nice clean GT1000. I have a 2010 GT1000 that is great for all-day rides. I use a set of Nelson-Rigg throwover bags that turn the GT in to a legitimate tourer. The seat is great, and the riding position is ideal for touring.
Thanks Davy, I'm 46. It was great fun, but I don't think I'll be doing 2500 miles on the Monster in one week againHellava ride Buffa! How old are you, if you don't mind, must be in your 30's? Still, hellava ride.
I'm looking at this older thread too, wonder what the mate from Australia got? That GT1000?
Myself, am still looking at the Monster. Came a 6 inch snow here though and snowing for days, so it's postponed for a while.
My low fuel light would come on at around 130-135 miles. That was non stop highway avg about 80-85mphWeirdly enough, I have the tall touring seat on mine, it still has me upright but gets me more weight over the bar which helps with keeping the front end under control and keeps me in a sporty but still comfy riding position. I've done several 100-160mile days, nothing all day but at least one 6 hour straight ride and had no issues. I plan to it it out with a kriega bag system and a tank bag for long distance trips. The seat has attachment points under it just for that which is perfect.
Would be curious what people are getting on gas I leave per tNk, I've seen 160 to the tank once, but that implies I keep off the throttle and rpms down. Might buy a small half gallon fuel tank to stick in the kriega just in case.
It ends new adjustable rear sets, of the only things I really want to change on it, beyond the heavy arm on the swing arm that mounts the lines plate...
You don't have to go with a Goldwing.I'd say if you're OK with sport touring- It's a great bike.
If you want a goldwing and that's your version of touring, don't buy a Monster amd get pissed off because you can't find reverse.