In for its first service tomorrow. A little over 600 miles. So, so far...
Monster Engine. That's coming from a full Akra'd /PCIII'd GSX1400.
The way it carries its weight. Easily slung about. Thin tyres and wide bars?
Shaft. Don't notice it. Zero maintenance. (10-12K new C&S on the last bike)
The noise. Dirty, rough and growly. Very different. Not heard it scream yet.
Seamless DCT acceleration. No need to change throttle position. Just keeps on giving.
Playstation controls for changing gears. Clever Sports mode into corners in the twisties, flick the thumb change for more engine braking.
I thought the gearbox would be like a normal auto car. Nope. No need to hold brake at the lights. Even in manual slowing to a stop it goes into 1st. Only goes when you touch the throttle.
Arse ache. Very sit up and beg. I roll back onto my (crushed) coccyx under big acceleration. Balls of feet on pegs helps. Anybody rolled their bars back?
Wind noise. Its bloody loud. My naked was silent in comparison. Will stuff some spare earplugs under the seat and maybe adjust the screen up. 6'2" and wind hits chin.
Very easy to speed in Drive mode in town. Using manual or Sport keeps the speed in check.
And finally, its a wee bit weird in town not being able to blip the throttle for daft lemming-like pedestrians.
Enough ramblin', some pics from this week...
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