Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Almonte, Ontario,Canada
Rode the new 1000 today..
I'm probably one,of the luckiest people , one of my good friends sells Suzuki and Yamaha..
While on Yamaha .. There's a demo day tomorrow, starts at nine...I'm the ride captain.
Motorsports World in Ottawa
Away back to,ride.. Needed to pre ride the route just to make sure there were no surprises .. So they let me use the new 1000..
In a word it seems unfinished compared to the Wee I ride, doesn't take the bumps like the 650.. In all fairness I didn't play too much with the settings.
Stock shield is too small, nice touch be able to adjust while riding, but both positions caused helmet buffeting.
I like the firmness of the seat, and the riding position is spot on for my 6"2 frame.
Lots of power.. But I never felt when riding solo that the 650 was lacking. Really good feel from the front brakes, wish mine felt like this.. Maybe time from branded lines.
Very smooth at highway speeds..unlike the 650 when you pass 120km.. Things get a little busy through the seat.
Much lighter than expected.. Even with a full tank of fuel..
.. But you know what I wouldn't trade my 650 for it...