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We get to travel a lot more than most people, and one thing I think anyone who travels around these United States will agree with is: You never know what kind of weird thing you might discover just around the next corner. Take this gas pump sitting in a field that we stumbled onto during our 2014 Heavyweight Sport-Touring Shootout. We were following a route that I’d created online and then transferred to my GPS, and we rode into a valley to discover this gas pump surrounded by unsquashed vegetation that made us think that the pump hadn’t been used in years – despite being in good condition.

This provided some much needed levity after a long, particularly tough section of crumbling, broken pavement – so broken, in fact, that we discovered later that we bent the FJR1300ES’ front wheel – which had E-i-C Duke proclaim, with absolute certainty, a line that became an instant MO staff classic: “I’ve never been here before, but there’s got to be a better road than this to take us where we’re going.” (There were other roads, but most of them were completely dirt as we traversed this section of National Forest.)

2014 Heavyweight Sport-Touring Shootout – K1600GT Vs. Concours14 Vs. Trophy SE Vs. FJR1300ES