The Bullet pushes a meagre 24 bhp (18 for the 350), but it’s a torquey little bike with that one cylinder. The shifter is stiff and sluggish, and it’s not always evident the gear has taken until you release the clutch. I keep reminding myself it improves with use.
I think I have a new favourite BMW, even considering my aging body and the mildly sporty riding position.
When BMW offers the press a chance to ride their bikes, it’s best to take care not to get trampled in the rush.