Yet to meet anyone unhappy with a Yamaha touring bike. Customer satisfaction is their thing.
One that is reliable and takes you touring without having to modify it. Like that idea a lot. Most of these modern touring bikes need to go on diet. Takes the fun right out of them.I was guess I will buck the current trend in that I think it is quite good looking,......
That said what would really grab me, especially at my age is a lighter weight, tech loaded, feet forward, nimble and flickable, cruiser, bagger, tourer with about a 1300 cc, smooth as silk v4 that can achieve 50 mpg. .
I don't dislike them, just been quiet on the issue, but I agree there is a lot to like for touring, which is what it's built for. I even like most of the styling except the bags which need to extend down around the pipes in my opinion, and maybe have their backside reshaped. Aftermarket will probably fix that and will greatly improve their eye-appeal in the future. It's kinda like a Goldwing with a giant, thumping, V-twin heart. If I had to ride coast to coast it satisfies my v-twin sentiment way more than a wing ever would. So it's just a matter of money and having a big garage, but I'm keeping my XC for everything else.I thought more people here would like the Big Yammie Bagger. Guess not, and the reason why eludes me