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Well ive done it. Test road today allbeit only a 30 minute ride but was suitably impressed. Bevans of Cardiff have 2 in stock, black and yellow, the yellow is the test machine. Less than 100 miles on the clock so had to go easy and I am not technically knowledeable but here are my thoughts.
1 Loved the look of it.
2 The difference in weight was really noticeable
3 Engine suberb
4 Gearchange smooth. I kept waiting for the clunk to know id hit the gear, but it never came.
5 Steering vastly improved feel and feedback
6 Suspension felt a bit firmer.
7 Loved the riding position. Little change.
8 Feet were firmly planted so could tell it was slighly lower.
9 Mirrors good. No vibes and plenty of adjustment so could avoid shoulders.
10 Wind was hitting shoulders but no turbulence (5 foot 11")
11 This machine has no pretence for going off road. If ou want a trailie dont buy it.
Me. I have ordered an ABS model due March. So if anyone is looking for extras I will soon be selling MRA screen, blue flame exhaust, gel seat and lucifer top box. If anyone is looking to spend their Chrismas money in the New Year let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Yes it was me you spoke to. Nice to meet up again. I agree with you the rear pedal was exceptionally low. I was wondering if there is adjustment to bring the pedal up. The demonstrator had been hurriedly pdi d so perhaps that was something they hadnt caught on to?
 

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Thanks Tangerine 100. I fittedthe triumph extenders on my 2004 Tiger and found they helped both with visibility and wind turbulence, so I will be looking for some when my new 1050 arrives. Am wondering if my existing will fit before I part x it. Might take them off on the off chance and try.
 
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