Mines 47 1/2 so pretty close to 48"40" doesn't equal 4 feet but it does equal one huge ass.
40" is scary enough. My BMW is 34" I thought it was huge.
I can't even imagine 4 feet wide...that's just scary
We plan on backpacking so I'm guessing that I'll need 2 large side cases and our backpacks tied across the back of the bike. I was just wondering with all the emphasis on mileage, if any strommer had done any comparison.The majority of the drag increase would be from the increased frontal area, though if I recall correctly, rounding the corners of a box will reduce drag coefficient by something on the order of 20% or so. If you want to avoid the drag of panniers, maybe consider a single topcase. Since it lives in the turbulent, separated air behind the rider, it doesn't add much drag at all.
Don't make me come up there where the people talk funny and do some edjumakatin'.I don't, but thats the difference in 350cc
No question that riding behind a tractor trailer on the highway is much less exciting with loaded side bags. It's a remarkable difference.at higher speeds the Storm luggage seem to be more stable.
That's interesting. I just put my fork brace on Sunday night and Monday's communing with the semis seemed more stable in the front end. Body took the same beating (as expected) but the forks seemed less wobbly. If cases would improve this situation, I may want to leave them for commuting. The trucks aren't on the road in the morning, but they are out and about on the ride home.No question that riding behind a tractor trailer on the highway is much less exciting with loaded side bags. It's a remarkable difference.