Great intro post. Welcome. I have had many bikes through out the years, but the FJR has got to be my favorite. My girlfriend and I had Vic KingPins as our main rides but now they are gone.
Me, too. The Norton Commandos being perhaps the most unique, among them.
The FJR is hard to wrap my head around. The thing will flat FLY! The C-14 might, and I say MIGHT outrun it in an all-our dragrace but in normal riding, with the revs in a normal place, the FJR will slaughter the connie.
And it runs on regular gas?
Funny how the FJR reminds me of the Nortons. Handles like a (wet) dream. Look down and think - I'm going THAT fast? The extra 100 pounds are there, to be sure, but if they weren't...
Back in the day, if you bought a Norton your friends would start asking you what kind of flowers you liked. And they really did kill a lot of people, because of their deceit. They found out, just a little too late, that they really WERE going THAT fast.
"Getting used to it" might be my last mistake. I'm going to have to watch this bike, and watch it verrrry closely. All my life I've ridden the fastest, and the meanest street bikes. The Norton is the only one that was as deceptive, as the FJR.
I'm an old geez whacker now. I don't ride fast, anyhow. I've put about a thousand miles on the FJR so these are my initial impressions... DANGEROUSLY fast, because it never seems to try. I had it to 150. Never even tried, just like, "OK. Here you go. Have fun!"
When I was looking at that C-14 I was also looking for one of these. Found one on craigslist but the guy would not let me ride it. If he had the last few years might have been very different.
Anyhow, somebody play that "2 wheel bromance" record again, ok?