I know...there are a ton of 'first ride's' but, what the heck...
Picked my bike up today from Bristol Kawasaki then made my way over to Fowlers, where my wife was picking up her new Honda NC750X. FWIW, Fowlers is the largest motorcycle shop I have ever seen as far as motorcycle inventory/clothes/accessories, etc. I've lived all over the US and the biggest one I've seen is dwarfed by Fowlers! Mighty impressive!
OK...put 40 miles on the bike (took the 'long way' back to Bath) and here are my complaints:
there are none!
When we got home I told my wife, "this may be the best motorcycle I've ever owned! I worked really hard trying to find the snatchy throttle thing but it does not exist on this particular bike. Whether it's because it's a Cafe, because it's a '19 or because I'm too inept to feel it, I can't say but I couldn't find it and I really tried. The bike feels very light and is very easy to ride. I felt totally and comfortably "at home" on it literally in the first 5 minutes. It's the first 4 cyl in-line I've owned in a long time; maybe I should never have quit riding them! Plenty of power for anything I ever need to do.
It sounds great and looks fabulous; I had four "lookers" when we stopped for gas. I had to stop for gas because the Kaw dealer put 5 litres of fuel in the bike and the low fuel warning started blinking before we got clear of Bristol!
The Honda dealer filled my wife's bike with fuel!
OK, I guess I have to do the "complaint" thing and here it is - I wish it had self-canceling blinkers. But, since only one bike I've ever owned had them, it's not like it's a big deal!
Truly a great bike! It also is the first bike I have ever owned that I can't think of anything I want to change/add. Funny, all the 4 cyl bikes back in the day came with 4 mufflers and I (and everybody I know) immediately changed them to a 4-1 Kerker. I don't have to do that since Kawasaki already did!