For road trips, stick with the Yammie until you get a feel for the beemer. Use the k-bike only for "shake down" rides, i.e., day trips, Saturday morning blasts, etc. Once you're fairly confident, then flip a coin.I like to hear about some of the good experiences people have had with the 05-06 models. I hope I can say the same with the one I picked up with 2700 miles on it. if I can get 40k miles out of it without to many issues I will be happy. Now I will have to decide which bike to take on some of the slightly longer rides, either the BMW K1200S or my 2013 FJR1300
Wow, riding cross country on a Z1 is impressive! I've never ridden a naked bike long distance. They were certainly reliable bikes, so no worries there.Thats funny. Not sure how old you are (Im 68) but if you are close to my age remember we used to do that all the time in the 70's and 80's. However there were pay phones. I still bring my Atlas and study my routes.
3 days to Dallas, from Seattle, you were flying. I have done a few trips like that. Back in 75 with my 74 Z1 I did San Diego to Minneapolis hitting I-35 in Texas (where we saw the only cop) then up to Minneapolis in 36 hours.
Wow, I didn't know the Pan Am's had that kind of power. Cool!These modern bikes are amazing. My buddy and I took his New Pan America down to Phoenix where my FJR is now and we were passing semi's three deep through Nevada reaching 130 in a blink of an eye in light rain no less. On the Z1 it took a bit to get her just past 100.