Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Marshall, TX, USA
rode a Wing today
A work buddy offered up a ride on his '08 Wing this afternoon. The weather was perfect, so I figured why not.
I was concerned about being cramped because just sitting on it, I felt cramped. Not the case at all. I'm 6'3" and weigh in around the 250 mark and I fit fine. It rode really well - plenty of power, especially torque. Smooth ride. Shifted well, although I did have to look down at first to find the shifter. The pegs are a tad forward compared to the GT, but nothing cruiser-like. Brakes seem good, maybe not as good as the GT or LT, but then this is one heavy beast. Handling was good, but no way it's gonna keep up with a GT; you'd be grinding pegs and body parts even trying.
The good points:
- good handling
- smooth as silk motor
- smooth shifting
- good power
- good brakes
- where'd my electric windshield go?
- where's the gear indicator? Damn, gotta count and remember gears again.
- I felt like I was sitting IN the bike as opposed to sitting ON the bike. Make sense?
I gotta tell ya, if I was in the market for a 2 up touring, it would be a very close race between the Wing and the LT. As much as I loved my LT, that Wing is really sweet.
'99 K1200LT - gone
'06 K1200GT - the new kid in town
'08 Wing - gone