I think it would fit the bill myself.
Mark I had a 2002 Honda Shadow ACE. Similar bike but mine had a chain. I liked it except for the seat didn't fit me well,and like all my jap bikes it liked to rust, later I wanted larger storage to carry more stufff. It would run 85 all day easily and I took it to NC from Florida about 550 miles and it was fine except I'm 6'1" and it was a little small for me. It got around 50 MPG with a windshield and bags. It was a good bike all in all. Never had a break down or problem.Hello,
Recently registered on this forum, it looks like a good site. I am a 50 yr old male, 180 lbs, returning to motorcycles after a decade of absence.
I was hoping to get some perspectives on this question. I like the 750 Aero. Looked at one yesterday. It looks nice, and "feels" about right when sitting. And the price is right. (I actually went to look at the VTX, but they didn't have any. The Aero looks plenty big in person....)
But how is it on the highway? Seriously. I don't need a rice burner in terms of performance. And I expect to stay under 70-75 pretty much at all times. But I do intend to ride this bike on several long trips (down the Appalachians, Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Pkwy...and then out 40 to the midwest, etc). Round trip might be 3000 miles or more. I do not expect to ever ride more than perhaps 300 miles a day -- I am a leisurely tourist I would likely throw a pair of soft bags on it, and maybe a windshield for the trip.
Help? Ideas? Is this a good bike for this?
I can pick up my CB750 but if I had a choice I would rather pick up my 500 Ninja than the CB That sonofabitch is heavy.When I started riding back in 1957 they all said, If you can't pick it up you can't ride it. I still think that is true today.
http://www.dps.state.mn.us/mmsc/latest/MMSCHomeSecondary.asp?cid=5&mid=32&scat=27When I started riding back in 1957 they all said, If you can't pick it up you can't ride it.