Decided I wanted a v-twin as I have always had in-line 4's in the past. What can I say, you can't buy so much character and performance for so little.
It is superbly reliable and I have ridden it in all conditions, only tyres and servicing required so far.
I know it's no Duke, but with a performance exhaust it makes the hairs on my neck stand up, I never tire of cracking open that throttle.
110 miles tank range at most, no gauge only a light (rectified with a larger tank on later models).
42mpg only when on cruise, low 30mpg otherwise.
Brakes are rubbish, fit braided lines.
Suspension is a bit soft as standard, if you go 2 up often you will need to sort out that rear ride height.
Fit a Blueflame/ART/Devil cans and you will have a permanent smile.
Cheap as chips used.
Very well made, lasts well if looked after.
Fit a 15T front sprocket for better pull.
Comfy and does 2 up well.
Confidence inspiring handling.
1st May 2006, 00:31
Re; VTR1000f fuel mileage. My '03 gives 44 miles per gallon highway at a steady 70 mph, low 30's when I'm tearing around.
I think folks complain about the VTR fuel consumption because there's nothing else to complain about. Mine gets the same mileage as any other sport bike I've owned.