from yesterday's ride up north, her nickname is now;
I was on a two lane country road, heading to Willow Beach, on Lake Simcoe yesterday, late morning, and came upon one tractor trailer, and three cars. The lead car was being driven in a 50 mph section of road, like it was a farm tractor. The usual little ol' lady behind the wheel....
...well, when I had the chance due to an opening in the opposite flow of traffic, (and forgetting that I usually slip Charlotte into Sport Mode before any passing attempts...but forgot to...) I told my gorgeous, beautiful wife to hang on to the chops...turned on my left turn signal and buried the throttle rotation!
...well...I got a performance outta this V-Twin, like no tomorrow! WE MOVED OUT, man...we MOVED OUT, and passed those cars and tractor trailer, from a starting 42 mph, that when I finished my pass, was warping at 95 mph, until I put on the binders...(50 mph zone...!) and brought her down to 60 mph.
This bike, PULLED SOME STUMP out there...yesterday. We were loaded up...with the both of us aboard...and Charlotte 'pulled stump'!
For anybody that might ponder, if this 79 horsepower, 126 (at crank) foot pound of torque engine can move this bike with full out pack, and two 'healthy' riders aboard....well...buy one, and find out for yourself...LOLOLOL.
Charlotte has a new nickname this morning.....Charlotte, the Stump Puller.... V-Twin engine torque, GAWD, but you gotta love it!
"Oh..forgot to comment...even in Tour Mode, when you bury the throttle at full rotation...hang on....hang on....even in Tour Mode....hang on....."!