Join Date: May 2017
Location: New Orleans Metro
Sold one for Honda
Went to the dealer today with a friend, who is very new to motorcycling, and after I convinced him that cruisers are not “his thing” and that the right bike for him would be a standard lightweight naked... he saw the light. He is not comfortable yet on a bike, and he had bought a 98 shadow 750 and a 13 Triumph America. Sold the America to his brother. Not the right type of bike for someone new who is not comfortable riding. The shadow was a little better.
Anyway, I’m all for test riding different bikes. So he and I test rode a used 18 CB650F with 2300miles. He had ridden my Street Triple in the neighborhood before, and that was when it clicked for him how much better and nimble these bikes are. Long story short, the CB650F is a very nice bike. Tame enough down low for him, a good screamer with top end at 11K RPMs for fun. Finally it made its way to the US from Europe, and it is one of the few non “yawn” Honda US models. Dual disk setup, 89HP, great sitting position, 450lbs, good handling and nimbleness, 4 cylinder is a breath of fresh air in this vastly ruled 2 cylinder category of Ninjas and FZ-07 and CB500’s and SV’s.
Put my new Ridgeline to work, bringing it home since the weather sucked.
-2013 Triumph Street Triple R
-2018 Triumph Tiger XRx
-2019 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe