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    Handling
    on: Apr 15, 2015, 01.08 am
    Apr 15, 2015, 01.08 am
    Does the 1200 handle well?
    Only ridden mine a couple of times and am a bit wary of leaning it into corners. Feels heavy and cumbersome. Although its been a while since I've been on a bike so I'm riding it like an old tart.

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    Re: Handling
    Reply #1 on: Apr 15, 2015, 01.15 am
    Apr 15, 2015, 01.15 am
    For a bike of this size it handles like a dream. I have managed to touch down a peg a few times on the curvy roads around here. The stock tires do not instill much confidence, I always thought they had to much wiggle going on. My first replacements were Avon Storm XMs and the handling improved dramatically.

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    Reply #2 on: Apr 15, 2015, 01.23 am
    Apr 15, 2015, 01.23 am
    Its a great handling bike. Since you haven't been riding in a while, just take your time and get use to it. It will eventually become natural again and then you will be impressed with the way she handles.

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    Re: Handling
    Reply #3 on: Apr 15, 2015, 01.32 am
    Apr 15, 2015, 01.32 am
    ...heavy and cumbersome.   :008:

    I just traded an Electra Glide for the TT.  You should spend a few miles on one of those if you want to feel what heavy is like.  The TT handles like a dream by comparison.

    I do admit that it does feel a bit squirrelly in the corners if I encounter gravel or sand.  More so than I would have anticipated.  Tires may cure that but it will be a while before I'm at that point.
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    Re: Handling
    Reply #4 on: Apr 15, 2015, 01.54 am
    Apr 15, 2015, 01.54 am
    *Originally Posted by NavyDad [+]
    For a bike of this size it handles like a dream. I have managed to touch down a peg a few times on the curvy roads around here. The stock tires do not instill much confidence, I always thought they had to much wiggle going on. My first replacements were Avon Storm XMs and the handling improved dramatically.

    While I personally have never touched the pegs; I did watch this before my purchase.
    https://youtu.be/LSiiYbMnCzM

    These fellas :020: handle the bike better than I ever could; convincing me that the road conditions and my riding skills are the limiting factors on the handling of this bike.

    Oh, and I also agree with the tire comment!  The bike felt very unsettled on rough roads with the stock tires, my Dunlop Road Smart IIs always feel stuck to the road under all conditions.
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    Re: Handling
    Reply #5 on: Apr 15, 2015, 02.17 am
    Apr 15, 2015, 02.17 am
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    Re: Handling
    Reply #6 on: Apr 15, 2015, 02.56 am
    Apr 15, 2015, 02.56 am
    That feeling you have may be the need to correct mid corner because of this bike's amazingly quick turn in. You have to recalibrate your turning to allow for the low effort. I found myself initially applying way too much bar pressure based on the size of the bike. Once I corrected that, I really enjoyed the handling more than any other character of the bike.
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    Re: Handling
    Reply #7 on: Apr 15, 2015, 04.22 am
    Apr 15, 2015, 04.22 am
    Alone with my Trophy I also own a BMW K1600 which is praised for its excellent handling. My personnel opinion after 1700 miles on the Trophy is that the Trophy handles much better than the BMW. Barry