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Oh Lord. Someone who never heard of Pirseg? Never read Aerostich's "Lightweight Unsupported Travel."But the main point; the V11 isn't even a small bike.
My first "Big Road Bike" was a BMW R60US. Rode it two up for thousands of miles in the US and Canada two up and loaded with camping gear. Had bags,faring and luggage rack. And it was stable too!
I would have told him its as stable as a Harley on a trailer on the way to Daytona.
But in al fairness to this speeds traveled were substantially slower than today. Even 30 years ago when traveling to apprenticeship classes the interstate was 55mph and if you were doing 60/65 you were going fast and you did 70 you were setting the pace. FF 30 years and the exact same road now if you are not running 75/80 you are getting run down. Earlier this year below Jacksonville FL on I-95 near triple digits (at night) were not uncommon to keep up with the flow.
The best "interstate" bike I ever owned was a big, fat, Honda VTX1800N. You can ride anything on the interstate, but my experience is that ya get beat-up less, and there's more comfort on the fat, heavy bikes.
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True enough. As I see it the stability of most bikes at the top speed they are capable of will be acceptable. Now the question of how comfortable or safe when used on Interstate roads is really a matter of how the rider feels about it. What ever the individual is comfortable with can be used as long as it will meet the minimum speed for that road. How smart or safe that is as I said is up the individual to determine. For the last few years I have come to avoid crowded Interstates as much as possible. I will do it when I have no other option but I find the congestion, heavy truck traffic and texting drivers to be more work than fun.
I used to have that same attitude. Then I grew up and learned that riding on the interstate to get somewhere because you have limited vacation time isn't really riding. Oh, and I do recall you hauling a bike or two in the back of your truck. Mmm. Just in case you forgot, you posted it here. https://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=111035.msg1761529#msg1761529There is no shame in hauling bikes to where the riding is good. I still manage to get in thousands of miles a year, but now all my riding is on enjoyable roads to ride. Hauling also allows me to bring multiple bikes to cover more riding opportunities. The trailer also serves as my garage while staying in hotels for work. And then in 2020 I found myself with more time on my hands since work travel got canceled and turned my trailer into a rustic toy hauler camper.Sometimes I load one of my 300 lb bikes on the rack behind my truck to take with me to enjoy at my destination.So, since you yourself have hauled bike, I guess you were just trying to be funny. But, your not.
The only time that I see more than one Moto Guzzi is at a rally.But, it appears that they also get trailered, from time to timePersonally, we trailered our 2014 Yamaha VStar 1300 the 1200 miles out to Yellowstone in 2019. Hey Kev, do you get any trailer buffeting that way??
No shit I've hauled bikes in the bed of a truck and on trailers. I've never said I haven't or wouldn't. How else am I going to get them home. I mean the last bike I bought was 300 miles away I surely wasn't going to walk there and then ride the bike home. I've bought bike that weren't running and pushing them home wasn't an option. What I historically haven't done is haul bikes to riding destinations and I do not plan. To me riding a motorcycle on the interstate the TOTD or anywhere in between is riding. Being in a car or truck towing a motorcycle is not riding to me. But I guess we all define "riding" differently.
I have been thinking about getting one of these KENDON stand-up MC trailers...
Something tells me there is more than what is on this thread? Oh well. I guess I to shall...
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