I have recently joined the group and would like some advice.
a bit of background info first -
my first official bike was a 650 dragstar and for a newly full licence rider was excellent to get to grips with and raise my confidence.
I have since had a few bikes and have been a m/bike courier in london and around uk.
Now the recent stuff -
I have done all of the speedy stuff and seeing as i am getting on a bit now, need a comfort bike rather than a speedy one but would still like a bit of oomph when i need it.
I have looked at the 1900 midnight star and can get a pretty good deal on a new one.
any advice on this bike would be great as trying to get a test ride is proving difficult.
A couple of point wanted....
1) is there any vibration when riding - especially for a passenger
2) how good is the MPG - want to travel from cambridge to gloucester and not cost a bomb
3) whats a decent cruising speed for this bike?
4) i see the rear brakes are under the exhaust - can the pads be easily changed or will i need a ramp.
a lot I know but hopefully this will be my last bike..
Any help greatfully appreciated