Okay boys lets have some answers.
I have been seriously looking at the V 1000 in Black.
Firstly some background.
Previous bikes, ZX14, fairly worked
, GSXR 750, R1100S Boxer Cup
, Harley VRSCR Street Rod :cry:, ZZR 1100 and current
ly a GSX 1400 SE.
(not in order).
Okay ZX14, train a monkey to ride at 300klm p/hr.
GSXR 750, to uncomfortable.
R100S, Beautiful bike, shit gearbox, sleepy wrist.
VRSCR, All show no go, especially twisties.
GSX1400, Great bike so far in all I wanted it to do.
I like to ride fairly hard and am often scr
aping pegs on the Gsx and love the power coming out of corners.
Often riding big weekends with up to 840 klm days.
I have limited experience on gravel but would like to explore this avenue especially here in Australia with many rides available.
My questions are-How good is the Vee in the twisties?
, I hear brakes are crap and wind buffeting and noise is very bad.
I am 108 kg and had to upgrade front springs on the GSX, will I have to do the same on the Vee.
Dont be confused I am not after a race bike, my K
nee is not on the bitumen but I have been known to have bum off seat.
After looking at all the ADV bikes, for someone not experienced in gravel I can not warrant 25-30 K for a bike I am pretty sure will take a few offs.
To me the BMW are butt
ugly and I can'
t see why they are so more expensive and I am not a lover of the boxer motor, especially for what I am asking the bike to do.
After riding the Wee I thought it was fun but I still need the power and yes I rekon it lacked in the brakes.
Unfortunately there are no dealers in Brisbane that has a Vee demo only Wees.
Guys all info is good info