Well, Scottie and I went back down to Morton's (100 miles... crud!) and get the 2:00 KGT demo, slot shove the "german lunch" in our mouths and gear up. Scottie's sweet little rear
end can tell a lot from first sit and it likes the GT's pillion - YEAY!
While we're waiting for the group demo to pull out I point out the bike features, she turns on the heated seat which really sells the bike. I adjust the ESA to 2-up/comfort and we pull away. Most bikes I've piloted 2-up I can feel it but honestly, the GT doesn't seem to care if you're one up or two up - it responds the same. This is good, I need my girls to get along
She can't get over that we're talking (we're wearing our half helmets) and the bike is running. No, we're talking in normal voices doing 65mph - cool! I misplaced my "note to self" regarding brake lever pressure and here theat sultry red headed voice from behind me say "You're going to have to get use to those brakes, ya know" after we bang helmets again...
We hit some bumps and nail a really good one - she says "Holy shit! That would have broken our teeth on the Victory! This suspension rocks..." That's my girl!
Another long story short and after a 45 minutes ride we both get off the bike and she loves it. She's not tired, she doesn't hurt, and is amazed by the bike. I think the Russel seats and the 49 litre trunk and she's good to go. I'm more amazed by the GT because Scottie, riding pillion, can feel how much better it tracks, she can tell it's easier to ride, and she can tell how much more confident I feel on the bike (as a rider, ya know :p ).
We bought it! Graphite Gray, 49 litre trunk, Navi-III and Equipment package 2 (ESA, heated stuff, etc.) and an extra power outlet, two Saniago suits, two Shubert C2's, (yeah, not the cheapest Saturday!) and we can't can't wait to go pick it up later this week. The bike is still in the crate in the warehouse.
So, anyone know anyone looking for a custom 2003 Victory Classic Cruiser with 8500 miles , new brakes, new battery and goo-gobs of chrome and extras?