Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Spring City, Pennsylvania
I hadn't ridden for 20+ years when I bought my 1800. I looked at the 1300, as well as Yamaha's, Kawa's, and Suzuki. Technology had changed a bit since my last bike, a 1978 Yamaha 750. But I liked the fuel injection, (starts easier in cold temps), and the brakes. I'm 6' about 270 lbs, but most bikes will move me as fast as I usually want to go. But the 1800 cc, aka 1.8 liter aka 109 ci was very appealing to me. First few slow turns were very exciting, but I made it. No regrets at all with the 1800. The stock seat needed softening, but Mean City took care of that. If I had enough cash I would buy more winter clothing and be riding all winter too.
2007 Black 1800 F, Detachable Windscreen, Oops Hoops, Backrest, Rear Carrier