January 22, 2003

Nearly convinced!

Took my pan in this morning for new rear tyre, brake pads and service. Steve said did I want to borrow a bike to go home with. Good idea - and he wheels out an ST1300. I have to agree - it is a nice bike - BUT:-
Isn't it light - bad winds today here - and I got thrown all over the place.
Side stand frightened me silly - the bike goes down so far - never thought it would end.
Instrument panel is crap!!!!!!
Do all 1300's whine?
However, after about a hundred miles (I didn't go home) it begins to grow on you. Handling is very good and so is the response. I also like the look of the bike. Panniers fit better but are fiddly to open and close. All in all a positive and great looking bike.
It was nice to get mine back though!

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