Today I rode to my dealer full of anticipation, credit card fully charged and firmly in my wallet. The salesman I normally deal with was away on his day off but another salesman quickly rolled " my" Burg out of the showroom and with papers signed I donned my gear and was away for my test ride.
Through the shopping area and onto the freeway heading in an area I travel almost every day.
I'm so disappointed, I guess I was expecting too much. The engine was willing, the cvt was very good as we're the impressive brakes which had much better feel and grip than my V Strom. But the handling was not for me as was the seat. The designers of the windshield have done an excellent job at directing the air blast directly to the riders head when either up or down. This was even worse than the V Strom.
I'm so disappointed I was ready to buy it today but the killer of the deal was the short incompetent suspension. No doubt this can be improved but already having sorted out the ordinary suspension on the V Strom, I just don't feel like doing it again and I know to get this suspension to what I want would involve either better forks or at least extending the damper rods by 30 or so mm. New and better ( longer?) shocks would help improve the ride. I know that this is not the bike I want for long trips. What a shame as I thought the bike, oops Scoot was impressive in many ways but the seat and suspension/handling was a deal breaker.
I'm feeling rather flat tonight, I wish I was one of the happy band who have found the Burg. just right.