Chopped in the XSR 900, which I should mention is a mighty fine motorcycle, and bought a Tmax …
My need and use for a bike has changed somewhat over the last few years and I’m now pretty much using the bike exclusively for commuting. The criteria that appealed was being automatic, belt drive, built in storage but with some poke. I was very tempted by a DCT Africa Twin but I’ve wanted to try a Tmax for a while.
Soon to be run in but first impressions are comfortable, but in a weird non-motorcycle way, effortless to use and relatively frugal. If I was being really sensible I should have got one of the 300cc scooters (Xmax, SH/Forza 300) but the Tmax tickled my fancy. Getting about 63 mpg, and it’s got a bit of poke although I’m still limited rev wise due to the run in. Sure it lacks a bit of the insanity of motorcycle acceleration and feels a little large initially, but as with any bike/scooter you soon get used to it.
Only downsides so far are scraping the damn centre stand going round corners which is a little disconcerting.
I’ve already been berated by friends and colleagues for wimping out, the plan (if I can convince the boss) will be to get something ‘exciting’ as a second bike. Hopefully I’m still welcome here?!