Thanks for the welcome wagon. I've owned several bikes over the years and the last bike, my 2007 FJR-1300 was the best, just not for the long hauls I wanted to do with the wife. Dealer let me ride a titanium 2010 last year and I was amazed at how light the bike felt once you got it moving. After 23,000 miles on the FJR, when I finally decided to sell a kidney (just kidding) to afford the Wing I couldn't get a 2010 in titanium so opted to order a 2012 red ABS. Picked it up Monday and have 500 miles on it already. Some issues with my feet not hitting the pavement flat as I'm 5' 7". altogether different style of riding as well, not so much weight over the bars and counter steering. I have a buddy who has a 2008 Wing and teaches Motorcyle Safety here and he offered to give me some tips on riding the GW. The shift from 1st to 2nd is a little clunky but I think that's just teaching my foot to gage the rotating mass of the 1800cc engine. I'm hoping to learn a lot from this board. I think the GW will be my ride for a long time considering the investment and riding. Thanks again for the kind wishes and comments.:lol:
Congtats on the new bike.. when I 1sst bought mine, it too took some time to get used to not being able to flat foot it at stops, especially with my wife on board, but after time in the saddle, all is good now. You will also get used to the shifting and will wonder what took you so long to get a GW.
Congrats on your new ride. I used to have an 07 FJR..loved the power but went through a TON of windshields before I found one that didn't buffet the crap out of me... LOVE my Titanium '10 and know that you will REALLY enjoy your Wing!! She's a bit of a fat lady, but on the curves she can dance like a slim little filly...:thumbup:
Congratulations and welcome to the board/bored. Once you get used to the size and weight of the Wing, you will find it handles not to differently from the FJR1300. Maybe not as quick a response from the engine and maybe not quite as much lean in the corners, but it is tough to beat a Wing in all aspects.