Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Murray Area - SC
I came from a 2007 Suzuki c50 a few years back, good bike, however i wanted a bike that could handle the interstates and everythiing in- between without being buzzy at higher speeds, the 1300 tourer fits the job as perfect as it can as an all around bike, from local roads to the interstate.
No bike can do everything, but if you want something lighter, sportier and easy to handle that wont get blown around on the road or by the semi's on the road, I would suggest the 1300 tourer, I have the med windshield on mine with memphis shades lowers, NEVER does my wife and I have buffeting at any speed that I travel at which is as high as 85 indicated on the interstates as a norm, lower speeds are more fun for sure.
Now at 17,000 plus miles its been rock solid and has not needed a repair. As with many metric bikes, a sixth gear would be nice but the 1300 gearing is tall so really not an issue.
I MAY one day go to an American sixth speed bike bit will always be a concern if i will enjoy it as much as my 1300.