Welcome MadMatt I'm located in Wenatchee. What model and when is your arrival date?Hello,
Patiently awaiting the arrival of my AT here in the pacific northwest USA. Forums just like this one have helped me with bikes I have owned in the past so I thought I should join one from the start. Now all I have to do is wait all summer for it!
Welcome to the club, what other bikes have you owned in the past?
Do you have an idea what you want to do going forward after the AT? Go up in CC's?
hi.mad mat i have had my AT for 4weeks and 5000klm aust silver pov pack no abs no traction control nice and simple ,and it dose not look like a candy cane on a christmas tree ( personal opinion) i think you would be very happy with the AT i know i am . it has xr type ground clearance and suspension and plenty of good controlable power witch does not wear you out after a couple of hours, i found the seat has plenty of room to move around on and does not lock you into one man bits crushing position, a lot do.i have done two 1000klm days and could have easily kept riding, in one case i had to stop because of the about 320klm fuel range i will fit a fuel cell .twisty mountain roads are a lot of fun on the AT as you can hold one gear between corners using the excellent torque 4th gear pulls from 50 to 160kph just a light touch of the strong brakes and engine braking tips it into the corners effortlessly.my only other gripe is on the hwy at legal speeds being a tall bike it is affected by buffeting from crosswinds and trucks,and the motor sounds busy, above these speeds its fine it won't be a problem for me as i didn't buy it for the hwy.
when traveling at between 105 to 120kph you can hear a fair bit of mechanical and induction noise.I think it is because the air behind the fairing is very still at that speed,i noticed it more when i first got the bike but with 5000klm its not as noticeable or i am getting used to it,i used ear plugs and it was good.I think it is a small price to pay to have such good dirt performance and ground clearance.
I will be getting a red manual. The trouble is my salesman said it could be anywhere from may 29 to august 29! Those are his delivery dates.
I am in vancouver.