The elements that made the standard GS such a charmer have been carried through. It still gobbles up the highway miles with ease, yet can surprisingly give a sport bike a run for its money through the twisties.
So we’ve had the Dakar for a while now, ridden it through some serious off-road stuff , used it as a daily commute and taken it on the annual CMG tour to British Columbia. We’ve racked up 7,000 km and gotten to know the beast quite well.
I double-checked the weather channel and it was confirmed. The sun was wishing us to the south – South Dakota, in fact.
Costa makes his first appearance for CMG!
Tucked and cooking down the back straight of Shannonville’s Nelson circuit, I lift myself into the air stream and opt to brake just a little later than the previous lap.
the first part we looked at how each bike performed on our long weekend trip, without much of a judgement being made between them. But if you’ve read all three write-ups and got close to $20,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you’ll want to know the dirt that will help decide where that hard earned cash is going to go.
The new ST 1300, FJR 1300 and ZZR 1200 represent the cutting edge of modern sport-tourers, and although they excel and not-so excel in different areas, they’re all extremely competent when it comes to the long distance ride.
Okay, so last week we talked about where we went, who we went with and what Art thought of the bikes, but what about that wanker ‘arris?
Living in Toronto has its good and bad points. The good is that feeling of being in the middle of it all – there’s lots to do and see. The bad side is, well, that you’re in the middle of it all.
There’s no doubting it, this is a good time to be a motorcyclist. Manufacturers are currently building bikes of a never-seen-before variety, blending core qualities of different styles and throwing in innovative technology wherever possible. Hey, it’s now difficult to choose a genre, let alone a specific bike.