|I told you||Budapest: 2019-05-31 19:05|
|Buenos Aires: 2019-05-31 14:05|
Praha: 2019-05-31 19:05
That I've been clicked on sport bikes.
After the Wednesday Buenos Aires, only better could come this week; I'm still thinking whether the story should go public, which would abuse the Interesting-Funny-Educative Holy Trinity.
As discussed earlier, I hasted to Komárom and the Honda dealership, to hop on a CBR650F motorcycle from 2018. Also can be told, hard to say it was an elder machinery, from one part seeing its birthdate, secondly the odometer displayed 600 kilometer altogether.
There'll be only one sentence comparison with the Suzuki SV650S; more wouldn't make sense, see V2 vs. inline-four, 14 vs. 1 year old technology and so on. I don't know if I said the same after a 10 hours ride, but the 2018 CBR650F is less responsive in respect of the seating and arm and hand gripping position.
Altogether I had the luck to try a great bike:
- if you really wanted, you could of course sleep on the tank, then the wind protection will be just the working same
- I had a crash-course to use the turn signal - not that way obviously, but after we got back and during the discussion learned and don't understand completely Honda's logic: why did they change the location of the horn and the turn switch?Like on the 2004 Hornet, the turn switch is above, below the horn.What could be the motivation of this, I don't know: chaotic cities targeted where people learn to use the horn first, than using the turn signal and how to drive a motorized vehicle?
On the CBR650F horn is above, below the turn signal switch - so you have to stretch more.
I personally see no enhanced safety that now one can press the horn sooner, in the thousandth fraction of a second's thousandth.
- so much as on Africa Twin: the gearshift system is short + accurate = a pleasure
On the road
True, there are sporty bikes where chest videography is still working.It had digital gear indicator, it had.
I couldn't say that I used it even for a second.
First because I have principles.
Second, it showed here-and-there numbers while the calculator in my head and the clutch clearly told me 1st gear.
I might be just assuring myself, but sitting on sportbikes I feel closer to the machine and motorcycling. The reason could be probably the seating and body position, whereas the rider composes one mass with the motorcycle better. So for example slow rolling is easier.
Could have the chance to sit on an Africa Twin too, but this one was the DCT, automated transmission version. *sigh*
The motorcycle itself, the design, build and all other are still naturally ;)
After I sat back on the Hornet
Didn't notice anything particular or difference or boredom - foreplay still has its place, time and reasons - but the feeling has started to nag me, that you need to rev at least 5,000 RPM (let's make it 7,000) to have the torque start to work. Although I would mark, by comparison I would still stay on the Hornet for touring.
Acknowledgement and thanks are rendered to Honda Komfront for the test ride: http://komfront.honda.hu