I now have over 1200 miles on it in eight days. Iíve done four 300+ mile days, 340 yesterday. I absolutely love the bike.
To answer a few questions above, I donít plan on putting hard bags on it. They are more than I want to spend. The most overnight rides I will do on it are three day trips to the hill country. Iím going to look into soft bags.
Compared to the Superduke GT, there were a lot of things I liked about that bike and a few I didnít like. The big, high performance twin has some drawbacks. One is vibration, although not bad when cruising at freeway speeds. But it hates being ridden below 4,000 RPM. it also has fueling issues which have supposedly been improved on the newer version. At this point Iím prepared to say the new SX does everything at least as well, and some things better than the Superduke. The only thing I miss is the Tire Pressure Monitor, which I will fix via the aftermarket.
I truly cannot say enough good things about the SX handling. I love curves and run them pretty hard. Sometimes really hard. The SX feels so nimble that itís amazing.
I ride so much that the FJR will always get plenty of rides, but the SX will be my go to bike on an awful lot of day rides. The Panigale gets its share to. Iím on it this morning on a 150 mile coffee run. I just replaced a tire on my Panigale a couple of days ago, and looking at my records, I rode that bike almost exactly 8,000 miles in the past twelve months. Not bad for an old guy
2017 Yamaha FJR1300 ES
2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale
2020 Kawasaki 1000SX