Yup, it was new bike o’clock. That wonderful time in a guy’s life when he drools over a bike on the internet then goes and test rides it. Oh yes, oh yes. Ride it hard, baby.
According to the font of all knowledge:
Engine 865 cc air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360 degree
Power 67 bhp (50 kW) @ 7,500 rpm
Torque 51 ft·lbf (69 N·m) @ 5,800 rpm
Transmission 5-speed gearbox with chain final drive
Wheelbase 1,500 mm
Dimensions L 2,230 mm
W 740 mm
H 1,100 mm
Seat height 770 mm
Weight 205 kg (dry)
Fuel capacity 16 l
It’s so nice and smooth to ride. The seat isn’t the standard one, they call it the ‘King and Queen’ seat – extra comfy. I’ve not gone anywhere far on it yet but I really can’t wait to do it. I sense a bit of a trip in my future. I’ve not much to say about it really.. I got it mainly cos I think it looks fantastic and I love the way it rides.. the future will tell me if the purchase was wise or not. For now.. I hearts it so. Here’s some more pictures.
Oh, yes, the GS got written off curtesy of a guy in a delivery van. RIP, GS.
Ed it, for this must be made ed: It’s actually the 790cc engine, with 62 bhp (46 kW) @ 7400 rpm and 44 ft·lbf (60 N·m) @ 3500 rpm. This fact is a tad annoying as it was sold to me as the 865cc.. but I’d not be able to tell the difference anyway, so oh well.