Brilliant response, but may I add:I've come to realise there are 5 types of people on these threads...
People in category 2 will claim that they're in category 3; people in category 4 will claim that they're in category 5. You will never prove one way or the other whether that's true. That said, people who claim to be in category 3 who have never made the effort to test ride the bike I find suspicious, personally.
- Trolls stirring the pot (hey Fluke!).
- Owners of pre-2018 models who are annoyed that their bike isn't the latest/greatest anymore, can't or don't want to pay the money for the new one, and are desperate to find reasons to hate it so they can feel satisfied that they're not missing out anyway. This is human nature, I know I feel a bit like this whenever tech companies bring out new versions of products I own with features I don't have on my older version.
- Owners of pre-2018 models who have genuinely tried out the new bike, with the intent of buying, and have found something about it they can't live with. Storage is probably the thing.
- Owners of 2018+ bikes who spent a lot of money, and are trying to convince themselves they made a good call in purchasing it.
- Owners of 2018+ bikes who love them, and want to defend them - as is also human nature when you see people criticising, unfairly in your opinion, the things you love. They don't want people to read these threads and incorrectly think everyone hates the 2018+ when they know that they, at least, think it's a great bike.
6. People who see the horse is obviously long dead and they continue flogging it because they have nothing better to do
7. People who complain about things over which they have no control because the only time they're happy is when they're unhappy.
Please carry on with this excellent discussion.