Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Forster NSW Australia
G'day from Australia
G'day. Some years ago I had a Hypermotard. Not the best touring bike around but a lot of fun. I test rode the 1200 Gran Tourismo and really liked it, but having just put all my spare money into a new business venture I had to settle for a 1100S from 2009. A few weeks ago I saw the 950 and though why the **** not try it out. Wasn't impressed too much as it hadn't been set up correctly in suspension and tyre pressure. The salesman was pushing me towards a 2016 1200s.
Last weekend, after a few weeks thinking and reading I put a deposit on a red 950 with all 4 packs plus heated grips. I sold the 1100s for $1500 more than the trade in offer and now am just waiting till I get a spare weekend to go and collect it. The dealer is a 4 hour ride away, or 6 relaxing hours by train.
I'm hoping for an excellent bike to ride to Phillip Island for MotoGP and WSBK.
I live on the mid north coast of NSW and have some great roads at my doorstep.