I agree with the ride and see attitude. I had my 04 650 (blue) for 7 years before I started Farkling. enjoy the ride. Attend some events or group rides then decide for yourself what you may want.
Enjoy Whatever or however you ride!
7 years and not even a tank bag?
Knowing I will be doing a lot of LD riding, Nova Scotia and Billings, MT and closer places are already on my 2015 riding calendar, I could not imagine riding without a tank bag. Givi on the way
Ditto on side cases of some kind. I'm planning on camping 24 straight days or more. I need the side cases. I have waterproof roll bags to strap on the back.
At my height, there is no need to wait to lower the pegs. Done
I've ridden 140 miles on this bike and know I need a bigger adjustable windshield. Givi will be here tomorrow.
I have a GPS and locator to mount. I know I need a shelf which will be here this week as well.
Fork brace? Owners report better handling riding in cross winds. Nothing to do with canyon carving.
All I'm saying is there are different strokes for different folks.
Some will be perfectly happy to ride a stock bike during their entire ownership and that's great, for them.
Others have had enough riding experience to know what is needed for their style of riding.
If this is your first bike and you don't know, then waiting is the correct advice.
I've ridden several BMW R 1100 RT's the past few years. Sport touring is their forte. Hopping this bike I'm impressed with the lightness and good handling. I'm sure I will be more than happy. This is a flickable ride. Very responsive to rider input. Will be looking for the curves wherever I go. Gotta to get rid of the chicken strips soon.
Your mileage will vary. :mrgreen: