Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Model: none at present
I prefer the 1980-1987 1100 and 1200 Interstates because of their smaller size, simplicity, and especially their lack of fuel injection or engine related electronics. I also like their looks. But I'm getting to be an old man now, and riding (in comfort) is starting to take precedence over wrenching. I've always liked cruisers, and this looks like a cross between a cruiser and a touring bike. It has the proven Goldwing engine, and it does not look like a copy of something else. I ride alone, not 2 up, so I can see it holding enough for me for several days anyway. I would probably strap a barrel bag to the back. It also looks comfortable, but I wish it were a bit lighter. It should still have a log COG though, with the engine and gas tank down low.
I like that windshield, and wish I could get one for my 1200, or for a 1500 if I wind up with one of those. I actually like a little wind in the face, my full face helmet works pretty good even on bikes with no windshield up to about 70 mph.
"New vehicles move the body. Old vehicles move the soul. Vintage forever"
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"The simpler the better"
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