Nice surprises about the AT
So, you read the reviews, test rode one and then bought the cherished AT. You knew it would be good but it was even better than expected in some ways. What were these?
Here's a few starters, based on the first few hundred miles:
1. Pillion comfort. I was a bit worried after several reviews suggested it was none too comfy for the missus. Mine says it's the most comfy bike she's ridden. She likes the open knee position (don't be cheeky!) and the raised pillion seat means she can see more than the back of my head! The long travel suspension and big grab handles also get the seal of approval.
2. Light handling. I expected it would be heavier - its lightness and sure-footed handling even with a pillion and luggage are better than anticipated.
3. Stock screen. Probably the best I've come across as OEM fitment. Very little buffetting and good, unobtrusive airflow. (Clearly not to everyone's liking on this forum).
4. Exhaust note. Lovely deep rumble from the standard can, especially when surging forward in a high gear. I don't think I'll need an after-market can (though I can't help looking at the options!)