Hello fellow Gadgies (you might need to google that)
I have just recently bought a Crosstourer after many months of thinking about it. I took the local shops demo out on several occasions, both on my own and 2up with my partner Fifi.
TBH the final decision was taken on Fifi's advice.....why...because she felt so confident and comfy on the back that she almost dozed off. I don't know if that's a good thing or not.
Anyway, I also tried a Tiger sport, Explorer, GS1200, RT1200, some sort of Kawa sports tourer and always came back to the Crosstourer.
i'm really liking the bike a lot. I took it on a 420mile round trip one day last week. The temp never got above 3deg c, and got as low as 0degc. I'm not a fairweather biker, and being from NE Scotland, you get to accept the cold and just get on with it. Throughout the day the bike was great, even in the darker hours at the end, I felt confident on it. It just chewed up the miles no problem at all.
I am 53 and been riding bikes for yeeeeeeaaarss. I think about 30yrs anyway. I have a few other bikes in the garage: DT175 MX, Kawa z650, Ducati 916, early Fireblade, and a Gen 2 Tuono.
I love getting out on the bike and just riding the thing around. Sometimes I even msake up a trip to the shops just to go for a ride on the bike.
After this introduction I will probably post using some Scottish words....you may need a translator. However, I am at present being on my best forum behavoiur. I don't take things too serious so expect the odd comment or two if I think things are too stiff upperlip and snobby LOL.
Okay that's enough for now. Ching ching for noo fae bonnie Scotland.