Main Motorcycle: '07 Bonneville T100
Join Date: Sep 2011
Other Motorcycle: '01 Sprint RS (Sold it)
I checked this out at the progressive motorcycle show last weekend.
Was excited to see it after reading all the hype on hear, and the thought of trying a Bonneville modern retro sibling.
However, after being up close and personal and throwing a leg over it I have to say initial impressions are not good.
It's not quite retro enough, the wheels and cast metal bits look cheap and not of the right era. Specifically the bracket holding the footpegs on, terrible. Also, what's with the two horns? They are very prominent in person.
Sitting on it was comfortable enough, very casual and upright. But coming from a Bonneville it seemed too wide, both tank and engine, for the type of bike I'd want it to be.
It doesn't have any of the sex appeal that the Bonnevilles do. I could imagine it as a cafe racer, but I think you'd be better off sticking to a true retro CB750 for that.
I'll be sticking with my T100, thank you very much.