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Offline BluePilot

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ST1300 now feels small!
« on: May 07, 2013, 04:27:31 pm »
As my Trophy has now ticked over the mileage for the first service but the dealer cannot do the business until the weekend I am using my ST1300 for a while.

It was really strange getting back on the old girl! It felt small and I felt I was perched on it as if it was a sports bike! The handling seems slower and more ponderous than the sharp reactions of the Trophy despite the Pan feeling much smaller.

All in all a very strange experience. I never thought that an ST1300 could feel small!


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Re: ST1300 now feels small!
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 07:14:05 pm »
Maybe the result of the 10 years difference in concepting the bikes?
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Re: ST1300 now feels small!
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 03:13:58 am »
The very same experience with my 955ST.  I never thought of it as small but after a month on the Trophy it seems positively tiny!
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Re: ST1300 now feels small!
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 11:31:22 pm »
I'm in the same boat as you BluePilot.  I have clocked up nearly 10,000kms on the TT and recently getting on my Kawasaki Concours it felt like a sport bike and rather dated in both handling and power delivery.  The TT's ride by wire really is magnificent.  The adjustable windscreen on the Concours which I used to love having in rain and cold temperatures now looks like a pathetic little piece of plastic hardly worthy of raising.