Analog tachs rule!Outside of the obvious suspension and brake knocks I do agree with the lowest score for instrumentation. Having owned both 03 and 05 Kawi 636's with LCD bar graphs I swore it was the worst idea any company ever came up with and now many bikes are going back to them (Think Ducati 1199/899). Personally would have liked to see a real tach highlighted by digital readouts for everything else, sure it would have been a bit bigger but the tradeoff would be worth it IMO.
I think that was Melissa, she has a good pedigree and a husband who knows a thing or three about 2-wheels so I'll give her a pass on that comment.Analog tachs rule!
3" dial 0-12k with six at 12 o'clock!
Gotta get one.
I was amused when one of the testers likened the 9 as feeling like a beginners bike.
Well I stand corrected. I briefed the article, and laugh as you may, I thought "Paris" was a parody person. Not realizing she is someone that I could watch her tail lights vanish in the distance, leaving me wondering if I have air in my tires. Probably tops out 1198's before breakfast and uses the 9 for remedial's.I think that was Melissa, she has a good pedigree and a husband who knows a thing or three about 2-wheels so I'll give her a pass on that comment.
Not to mention she has her own underwear line - how cool is that!