I agree totally about Euro built vehicles. Honda is the only Japanese bike that I find “sterile” or lacking soulful character. Well, I’ve only ridden one Yamaha, an Eluder Gt. Didn’t care for it at all.
Hi Old Mate,About an year ago I was thinking to sell the GSXS and move ahead to the new CB1000R+, but right now I am really keen to pull the trigger on a 2020 MT-10 Yamaha. Unfortunately the MT-10 does not meet the EURO5 standards, so I have to buy the 2020 model (the only difference between those two models is the color scheme). It comes with a lot of electronic gadgets, qss up-down, ride-by-wire throttle system, D-Mode, LED lighting, cruise control, more engine power and so on, all this stuff for only 2.000 euro plus than the 2020 GSXS1000. There is someone interested to buy my bike and maybe at the end of this month I'll have a chat with a Yamaha dealer. The GSXS is a very good and reliable bike, it's not expensive for a liter bike, but I think is time for me to move forward.
From my experience with Euro 5 bikes, I think there's an improvement over E4 bikes. The harsher standards I guess has caused the issue to be 're thought out' all over again.Hi Rob,
Good to know about your experience.
But it's nothing new under sun, right? I'm speaking about the snatchy thing...
I will try to have a test ride before buying one. Now I can say the snatchy throttle doesn't scary me at all. I got used to it.
Newer Euro standards come with it and it will get worst as time goes by, so we will have to live with this, like we have to live with the Covid ****.
As Motorhead said long time ago it's just a "March or die" thing at the end.
I’ve still got and running 1977 Seiko 6309 dive watch that I got for my 21st.Quite a number of years ago I was a mechanic for Audi / VW and... not great and extremely expensive for what you get. They tend to over-engineer things which adds to manufacturing and repair costs, which are passed on to the consumer. Several months ago I was speaking with a guy who was a watchmaker. We got on the topic of Euro stuff and his experience was very much the same with Jap / Euro watches.
If you own a Euro bike / car and you are completely satisfied then I have no issues with you disagreeing with me.
Careful. I’m bald. 😂😂😂when talking touring we talking riding around with the old lady for a day or hitting the road for a few weeks at a time .. DR 650 go around the world for months and months and months at a time....i know more so called touring bike owners that open there bag to grab there hat ,so there head dont get sunburnt because they took a ten minute ride to get a coffee