I've got short legs (30" inseam). Once i get going I have no problems at all. It's so easy and well balanced to ride really slowly in traffic. I'm just having to get use to and be be a little careful of the weight when stopping. No real issue though.Hello fellow Brits - I thought I'd join in with the UK contingent!
I fell in love with the GTR 1400 last November and immediately put down a deposit. Last month the dealer told me that 2 had been allocated to them and one would be mine!
Well, it arrived on 12 July two days before a trip to Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Italy. What joy I thought BUT.....unfortunately there were 3 problems; Firstly I had ordered Neutron Silver and the dealer had only been allocated two in black (it did look rather lovely though!)
Secondly, he said it wouldn't be prepared in time for my trip (even if I accepted the black)
Lastly, and most importantly, I sat on it and was nearly on tiptoes!! I'm 5'9" with a 29 in seam - the bike is obviously not designed for short asses!
The dealer agreed to refund my deposit and I took my trip on my trusty BMW.
As soon as I see that a lower seat is available I will be joining you but in the meantime I will have to make do with reading about your rides - so keep the posts coming!
Enjoy your trips.
As Ive mentioned in other posts, the only real issue for me is the screen. It seems noisy. The best position for me is not when I duck down but of I stretch and sit very upright. Therefore unlike others I think the screen needs to be shorter rather than taller. From my experience, taller screens are often the cause of noise and buffeting. Consequently thinking of ordering one 2-3" LOWER. Any thoughts?Just got back from a 75 mile ride and it went very well, really comfortable. Only slight complaint is the screen, perhaps i have'nt found the right position yet. Also the side stand is a bit fliddly to get your foot on, or is it just me.
Will let you know next week how Cornwall trip was (from Berks). Will be interested in your ride to Austria, i will be planning a trip around France, ending up on the Cote d'azur, probably next June-ish.
Just picked up my 1400GTR. Fabulous. Silky smooth, very comfortable. Riding down to Cornwall with the misses next week so will be able to tell what it's like after a few hunfred miles.
Congratulations on your new motorcycle!Just got mine today as well! Everything I've been reading is absolutely true! ･･････････