Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 13 Storm, 07KLR
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Souderton, Pa.
Yea your right there. And a whole lot less money. Here is the problem. I also have a BMW K75S which I love. I am still using it for long trips. I put risers on it and use a Air Hawk seat which helps a lot but it really isn't comfortable. But again the bike is a lot lighter than the Storm.
I am looking for a bike I can ride 8 hours a day or so. Maybe 400 miles a day. No I'm not Joe four corners but we do take several 4 day trips a several times a year. I want a bike that will be comfortable, not ready for a Goldwing yet. LOL The bike also has to corner. Many of our rides are in West Virginia where there isn't a quarter mile of straight road in the state. Well you get the point. I rode and ruled out several bikes for that reason. Never had a "big bike" so I don't know. I did ride a bike that was about 705 lbs and it was fine and I had no problem with it. In fact it cornered great and had plenty of power. Now of course this was a test ride and not loaded with what you need for a trip. I do travel light though. I was at Daytona and had the opportunity to ride it several times. Unfortunately I stumbled across the idea of a Triumph to late to ride one there. In fact not sure Triumph was there at all.
I am assuming the Storm handles and corners well just because it's a Triumph. The other questions would be in reliability. Now remember I remember the old British bikes with the electrical problems. I am hoping that is a thing of the past also. I don't want to be in the middle of no where and have problems.
Last edited by thumbs; 03-24-2013 at 10:29 PM.