Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Bucks County, PA
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Greetings from Pennsylvania
Just popping in to say hello and introduce myself. I live just north of Philadelphia in beautiful Bucks County, PA, which is an excellent place to ride! Just picked up my new 2017 XG750 the other day.
I've been riding motorcycles all my life and have owned several. This is my second Harley Davidson, my first one was a Sportster 1200 Custom. I found that I just didn't ride it very much because my commute to work is half open highway and half Philadelphia traffic. The 1200 in traffic was big, bulky, hot, and the engine lugged too much. So I wanted something lightweight, nimble, sporty, and fun.
So far, I absolutely LOVE the 750! The engine is impressively torquey and the frame is impeccably balanced.
My only complaints thus far:
- Seat. The factory seat is semi comfortable for about 7 minutes and then becomes torture unlike anything my backside has ever experienced. I ordered the Tallboy seat, which I think will help because it supposedly sits me up and back a couple of inches.
- Mirrors. They are completely useless. What was HD thinking??
- Heat. I thought a liquid cooled engine would be more comfortable sitting in traffic. However, the cooling fan was perfectly aimed by the jokester engineers to blow the hot air right on my thighs. So far it's tolerable but it's just another engineering miss by Harley.
Other than that, the bike seems perfect. Once the rack comes in and I can mount a bag on the rear, it will be perfect for commuting, taking to the gym, etc. Looking forward to racking up some mileage on this puppy.