Author Topic: Traded my 2014 1200 GT on a 950 today  (Read 1248 times)

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  • Offline Omoishiroi   us

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    Offline Omoishiroi

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    • Bike: Multi 950 White
    • Town / City: Scottsdale
    • Country: us
    Traded my 2014 1200 GT on a 950 today
    on: August 28, 2017, 01:17:05 am
    August 28, 2017, 01:17:05 am
    Why did I come down to a 950? Two things - I started commuting and while the 1200 can do anything well I started to feel like it was too big but most recently on a week long trip through AZ, CO and UT I realized almost every day that when I parked her on sloping small town main streets that she really is unwieldy. Made me very nervous that I'd drop her and knock over the bikes parked next to me. I also realized that the 1200 GT's enormous side bags encourages packing too much stuff which only made it worse.
    So I tried the 950 and it was just right - it's more than the 50 lbs saving, its the front tire size, the center of gravity and the relative simplicity - to me its the 'fun' Multi and the GT is the serious one. Love the 950 motor too - a 1200 is perfectly comfortable and fairly low revving even at 110 mph, but I think the 950 will be using more of the power band and I love having torque under 3500 rpm!

    The dealer is keeping her for a few days to install a bevy of upgrades. I decided to go full hog - will post pics when I pick her up.
    Looking forward to reading your experiences and hoping I can add to the discussion.

    Safe riding!