7 Hrs in the saddle today--Impressions

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  1. Zeta

    Zeta New Member

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    Hi All,

    Just finished a 340 miles trip to the Three Twisted Sisters (Tx 335, 336, 337). Riding impressions are as follows:

    Weather clear sky with temps varying from 58 to 74 degrees.
    Left Canyon Lake Tx at 9.45 am and pulled back in at 5.15, stopped for about 30 minuets fro fuel and grub.

    Road impressions: These roads are scenic with varying elevations and curves and very good save for some road surface imperfections. Very nice sweepers, with some tight stuff, and a few blind off camber curves. Tx 336 was the worst road conditions in my opinion. Tx337 was good from start to finish; however, I found Tx335 best for me and my style of riding--fast sweepers.

    Bike performance: Bike handled everything beautifully. Even though some think the 8th gen is a pig she handles her weight very well. Power was linear as any V should be and the way I like it. Brakes-IMO are superb, as good or better than any of the 4 brembo (2 duck, 1 moto guzzi, and 1 aprilia) equipped bikes I've owned.

    Mirrors: if there is another bike that has better mirrors I would be impressed.

    Seat: I was on the bike 7 hrs and my ass is none the worst, in fact this 63 old fart is perfectly happy with the comfort level of seat, peg height, and wind protection.

    Overall--All-in-all I can not think of a better platform for these roads and the type of riding I do. And if you are anywhere near the Texas Hill Country--please ride these ladies.
     
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    Nice write up there, wholeheartedly agree with your statements about seat and mirrors.
     
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    I did 6 hours of seat time last summer through the Catskill Mountains (290 miles) with one stop for lunch and gas. I totally agree with your assessment, at the end of the day, there was not another bike I could imagine that would provide that much performance, fun, and relative comfort. I had no problem keeping up with my buddy on his Ducati 848 (as long as I kept it in the 8,000 - 12,000 RPM range on the twisties), but was in far better shape at the end of the day. I felt like I would maybe hit my daily limit at around 400 miles on the VFR.

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