...Anyway, IMHO this motorcycle should have been the first version of the Streets. I still like my 2015 and plan on keeping it for a good while.
There are many things on this bike that I absolutely love, but it also has a few drawbacks that will put others (like me) onto a regular 750 Street.
1. You can't put saddlebags on it. My old 750 had fender mounting bolts that I could use with the Viking Quick Disconnects. Of course, people who buy this model probably will never use saddlebags, so I guess I'm one of the few...
2. Rear Rack - if no saddlebags, then how about a rear rack so I can use the tail/tunnel bag?
3. the Drag Bars. I loved the seating position on the Original 750, but I changed the bars twice. The first time I tried the drag bars, but I'm a SMURF so the reach wasn't for me, especially on long rides, so I found some solid alloy bars, original for a MX bike, that I really loved. Nice and wide, with just enough pull back so I could sit up straighter.
So, what do I love?
1. Engine changes - much better injection, higher compression, bigger cams, Arr Arr ARR. Tim Allen would love this.
2. Suspension - fore and aft, they did it right.
3. Brakes - Now, it'll stop on a dime and give you a nickel back.
4. Wheels - much better sizes, and now the owner can go for PR4's or other great tires. And both ends are radials.
5. Pipe - sounds more like a TBR now.
6. Seat - don't know how it will be on a road trip, but it looks more comfy.
7. Pegs - Mo Betta'
They got their Urban Warrior, now we need a version for the road. Hint -start with a Street Rod, and mount some pull backs, a little bigger tank, and a rear fender that can mount some bags and a rear carrier. I'll add a Madstad, or Memphis Batwing, and...Ta Da! Mid sized touring bike.
Can't wait to see the next Motorcycle.com shootout with the Suzi, Kawi, and Honda.