Interesting to read your experience. Did you test the regular tbird? Try a Storm if you liked your Speedy. Interested to hear how you like the Street Bob. It is a good looking bike.
Well took a harley out ( a 2003 FXDWG - Wide Glide).
Not really my bag but it was all they had so I gave it a go and it did put the instant grin on my face. There was just something about that initial thump, thump, hands way up in the air legs stretched out feeling driving through town with my Triumph jacket on.
Your doing fifty but you feel as if your going way more. Didn't push it to much on the coast road bends but handling wasn't as bad as expected, that low end torque doing a good job slowing the engine down and providing traction (as opposed to free wheeling) as you take the throttle off before gunning it again round the bend.
I got a bit bored on the trip back though once I got over the thumping noise and the adoring passers by had disappeared, just me and the machine out in the country.
Don't get me wrong, great fun for ripping away from the lights but not something I could see myself in a long term relationship with. My one night stand had come to an end. Like all one night stands, they (The dealer) promised to phone, I looked awkwardly and told him I would be out of town for a while…. At $23k for a 9 year old bike, they were looking for a sugar daddy….I never went back, they never phoned.
However, a week or two later I get THE phone call--- 1600 T-bird, very low miles. I give it another go…..
Its silver and black, the colour just changes the entire look of the bike for me. We take it out, pegs scrape the ground, sparks fly. The handling it different from the last time
I am either more confident, just more used to it or its true…. The silver and black is a faster, and a better bike than the blue and white one I originally tested.
Just goes to show, wasn’t love at first site, but after the Second date, we are in love. I stammer I know we have only been out twice now, but will you move in with me. Okay she says but only if you stop ogling Harleys. Okay pick you up Saturday, once I break the news to the current one that erm, its not you, its me.
The ride home on the speedy felt small and lacking, handling was clumsy in comparison. I think we were both ready to move on.
Just goes to show you, first impressions are not always right.