Yamaha Sport Cruiser : Andrew Motoblog

Yamaha Sport Cruiser

At Stumphouse TunnelI then got involved in the Grand Tour of Georgia – involving riding to, visiting and photo-documenting theme-oriented locations. This ‘Tour’ riding provides some purpose to riding and along the way, locations and places are seen or visited, which otherwise may not be possible. This entailed longer distance riding than I was used to or had ridden on my Speedmaster. Long distance riding, either highlights the good points or shines light on the shortcomings of the motorcycle at hand. On my recent GTGA run, the ride took me out to the Stumphouse Tunnel, GA/SC border mountains. It was a good ride, while the roads were up and down and around the mountains where the speeds are relatively slow. But on the way back, to save time, the ride was a boring long ride down I85S. It is here, on this stretch that the bike seemed to show it’s shortcomings quite well. Being a naked bike the wind, buffeting, and the ‘exposure’ left me feeling not all that secure or comfortable. To negate these elemental effects, I’d need to add a ton of accessories, if not spend a ton of money. Add to that the relative under power on long straights. To clarify, the engine is powerful and can handle higher speeds, but it just seemed too much work. Perhaps a bit personal. But the naked bike just didn’t gel on the long drives. I would need to look at alternatives. The mind said to heart. The heart reluctantly agreeing. I love the Triumph Speedmaster. But but….

I consciously started to look around and reading up on alternative bikes. The plan was to spend some time on the Speedmaster while using the time to research. Forums, message boards, Groups, email, IMs etc.. Majority of them seemed to suggest that the Yamaha FJR1300 was a good bike. It does come with great reviews from most Motorcycle publications. Price/Features factors and taking 5 of the top 10 spots in 2013’s IBA Rally – 10000+ miles in 10 days – across the USA [Winning Route 2013] – all in all made this a good bike to focus on. And so I did. And then the ‘Perfect Storm’ hit. While looking around on the usual websites, I spotted a couple of bikes which were more than reasonably priced for the age and miles done.

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