Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Brisbane, Australia
I currently ride a Harley Nightster every day to work and after 30000k's I can officially say I'm over everything about the harley, the harsh ride and spoke wheels not to mention I have filled her up 300 times in the last 3 years (12l tank). I'm at the point now where I have to catch the bus to work because my back kills me if I ride in (front suspension is completely gone). I'm from brisbane australia so our roads are sooooooo shit its not funny.
I was going to wait for the new 1000 to come out but tbh I only ride to commute these days and I think the 650abs would be fine. The v-strom looks like its a bike you ride any weather any day and still be comfortable.
My question to all you boys is the following:
1. Has anyone (downgraded i guess you call it) from 1200CC+ to a 650?
2. Are the servicing costs reasonable?