I had no intentions of buying a new bike as I was happy enough with my 1991 HD 1200 Sportster Iíve owned since near new, but when I saw the ďJaffaĒ in the showroom I couldnít take my eyes off it. I got a half hour test ride a few weeks later, but to be honest I wasnít totally impressed. Anyway, after another month I knew I wouldnít be happy until I bought one. I thought if I didnít like it I could sell it.
Anyway, after 18 months and 16,000 kms Iíve got to say Iím totally smitten with it. I got on the HD for the first time in a year and it felt like an old tractor. I just love how smooth the engine is, the fact you can look in the mirrors and you can see everything without them vibrating like the HD, the comfort, the sound (Iím not going to change anything on the exhaust, itís great as it is), and of course the looks.
Mineís had the occasional problem, but I wonít be selling it. Kawasaki has done a really good job and they know their target buyer.