2007 Harley-Davidson VRSC Street Rod
So what if it's heavy?By (I am an Owner) on Oct 19, 2008
There's a hockey team out there who lost their star player because a big gust of wind blew him and his light-as-a-feather sport bike in front of an oncoming semi (this from a friend whose son was on the same team).
I took a 150 mile trip on my Street Rod recently and encountered huge ... gusts of wind. I weigh maybe 1/4 of what my bike weighs. I was buffetted severely and had to hold on for fear of being blown off. The Street Rod was unphased and unmoved. It tracked straight through those high winds. All I had to do was hang on.
This is an amazing bike! Don't let the extra weight disway you or deceive you. Go rent one, borrow one, or test ride one and find a nice winding road. As you come into a turn, say a left hand turn, merely push on the left hand grip a little (i.e. assuming your arms are slightly bent, push on the left hand grip by straightening out your left arm - this has the effect of pushing the bike into a left hand lean). Come to a right hand turn, push with your right hand/arm. You don't throw this bike around like you would a crotch rocket; you gently lead it with little nudges like you would a thoroughbred. Caveat - like any good thoroughbred, if you spank it, you'd better be hanging on.