T Minus 45 Minutes and Counting!
BMW Durham (Ajax Ontario) had their Demo Rides today and I was booked on the 1000RR for the 1st ride at 10:15 & am I ever glad I signed up.
I had sat on them at the shows and thought it'd be too uncomfortable, however at just over 6' tall it was OK. I could rest my elbows on my knees and move around quite a bit. I'm sure it'd more comfortable as time wore on.
I did need to use my legs to lessen the bumps in the rode, but it tracked well and wasn't twitchy.
Rode for the 1st 20 minutes in Sport mode then swithched to Race for the last 25. Wow! The torque was unbelievable and as I was with the tail ride for the last half, I was able to slingshot up to the pack AMAP to get into the powerband.
I've ridden the Kawi 1000RR, 600RR and ZX14, along with Aprillias, Ducatis and KTMs, but this blows them away.
This is a 600cc sized bike with 200HP with shift assist, traction control, ABS and brakes that stop ... RIGHT NOW!
I'm amazed at the civility in town as it'll stay at the speed limit without problems.
What a piece of technology for a great price.
My K1200GTseemed anemic on the ride home, but I realized that it's still very quick when I glanced at the speedo and had to rein it in.
If I did more track days, I would definitely want this bike.
You guys that own these really make me jealous, now I know what you're talking about.
Have fun with the fastest bike on the market. Riding is believing.