I am very happy with it even after all these years. I have looked around for a substitute but nothing has come close yet. I have ridden BMW GS 1200 (2013), Guzzi Stevio (2013), Ducati Multistrada (2013) and may more and not have impressed me that much or been so outstanding to allow me to justify selling it to get a newer bike. Yes, it's not the quickest around the block, but it does all you ask of her without complaining and it's never let me down to date. My only complaint, I would love a taller windsheild that looked nice and didn't cost too much ( I do have an aftermarket one on but it's just a couple of inces to short). If you ride it sensibly you will get easyly over 210 miles out of Tank.
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Bought in 2002 had 600mls on the clock
Easy to Ride and very reliable
Could do with a better screen, but I am 6.3ft tall
I run a 1996 1200 Trophy,after Honda NTV,Yamaha FZR,BSA Bantam(many years ago)and I would strongly recommend it to anyone wanting a tourer.I dont know why we didnt hear more about them in the past, fashion I suppose, sports bikes dominated and shaft drive was preferred for tourers but this really was very short sighted.The bike is heavy like all tourers but a doddle to ride and enjoyable,comfortable,well protected and even nimble once on the move.Anyone wanting an economical touring bike will find phenomenal value for money and reliability,dont hesitate.