It was a kind of carnival in Vantaa today! Motorcycle store Allright had their “Hemmopäivät” again and there were some tents with nice special prices, lots of good stuff for-sale with very low prices… and ofcourse parking area full of bikes to take a test ride. Kawasaki, Triumph and BMW (With 1 Aprilia) and I chose mainly BMW bikes to have a quick test.
BMW K1600GT is heavy. It’s still very easy to ride if you just get it on the roll… And becouse it’s heavy it doesn’t feel too powerful either. This was the biggest disappointment!
Triumph Tiger 800XcX is very light, nice and easy to ride, nice torque and powerline in the engine. I would rather choose this than 800GS!
BMW S1000RR is smooth, easy and so damn light! Until the RPM meter reaches 8000… after that it’s all about crazyness and speed!! If I would be 15 years younger I would have this for sure!! And I would probably already be dead…
BMW R1200RS was the best ride of today. Extremely good riding position, powerful engine, so much electronics to make the ride easier and so many ways to use the bike! This would be the best bike for me from these 4…
I wrote about this site before. But now it’s published also in english! I think it’s the best possible site to find new places and roads!! And it’s about us bikers to make it even better. Check it out now!!
(Even if you’re from anywhere else than Finland)
It says in the frontpage: “Using the free Motocaching service, motorists can share awesome destinations, spots, suggest the coolest curvy roads, and journey to the coziest of places to take a break!”
At the moment I’m the number 1 cachemaker… But I really would like to see someone else make lots of caches!
MotorCycleNews took the testride in Spain. They liked it…. Ahh “like” is not really a word to describe all that they’ve experienced!
“From the beginning of our test route near Barcelona there was immediately no doubt that the XR is both a proper, adventure-style machine *– it’s a tall, substantial bike with bars that brace your arms wide behind a meaty fairing complete with hand-adjustable, two-position screen – but it’s also one with the heart of a snarling beast.”
“Plenty of sportsbikes are set to be shamed by the XR, I guarantee.”
“On this experience, the XR isn’t just a bike for all reasons, I’m struggling to think of any reason why you wouldn’t want one. Prices, TBC, are set to start around £13K for the bog basic that no-one will want, the around 15 for the fully-loaded variants.”
This Bike should arrive (TO ME!) after 34 days of waiting!
My experience about low-riders is very limited! Or actually I don’t have it at all!
So now I desided to take a test ride with this mean-machine: Victory Gunner.
Test ride was short, and those gears are long! In second gear I was already reaching 80km/h!! And it felt so easy!
The sound from the exhaust made my heart pumping like crazy… and I really felt alive. This bike took the corners easily and it didn’t feel difficult at all to sit so low.
But then after the test ride I realized that already in the 4th corner the foot-pedal was hitting the ground (making sparkles I hope!) Oh my god I thought, I can’t ride this bike so fast as I wanted to… That’s a disappoinment! Then I took my Crosstourer and took the same corners with 20km/h more speed -and it felt good!
Victory Gunner (-15)
Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 (-11)
BMW R1200R (-15)
Yamaha MT-07 Cage (-15)
Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 (-11)
BMW G650Xmoto (-07)
BMW R1200GS (-14)
Aprilia Tuono V4R (-12)
BMW S1000R (-14)
BMW R nineT (-14)
Suzuki GSR600 (-08)
Honda NC700X (-12)
Honda CBR1100XX (-03)
Honda CB600F Hornet (-07)
Triumph Tiger 1050 (-08)
KTM 1190 Adventure (-13)
Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer (-12) (my current bike)
Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS (-13)
Suzuki SFV 650 Gladius (-09)
BMW F650GS Sertao (-13)
BMW F800GS (-13)
Kawasaki GTR1400 ABS (-09)
Yamaha XT1200 Super Tenere (-11)
BMW S1000RR (-12)
Triumph 1200 Tiger Explorer (-12)
Kawasaki ER-5 (-04)
Husqvarna Nuda 900R (-12)
BMW K1200S (-06)
Suzuki VX 800 (-91)
KTM 990 SMT (-11)
Yamaha FZ1-n (-08)
BMW K1300 S (-11)
Honda VFR1200F (-10)
Honda X-4 (-02)
Honda CB1300 (-07)
Yamaha BT1100 (-04)
Honda CB1100 SF X-Eleven (-02)
Yamaha FJR 1300 (-04)
Honda CB1300S (-06)
Yamaha V-Max (-99)
BMW R1150R (-01)
Suzuki GSF-1200 F Bandit (-03)
Suzuki GSX-1100G (-95)
Yamaha FZ6-S (-99)
Yamaha XJ600 (-82)
Harley Davidson Sportster 883 (-95)
Suzuki GS 500 (-91)
Yamaha RD 350 (-84)
Honda cb 750 Four (-77)
Yamaha Virago 535 (-91)
Suzuki LTD400 (-85)