This brought my grand total to just shy of 3,000 miles over seven days. Starting at Triumph’s U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, I rode the new Street Twin down to Austin, Texas. After a weekend full of music, MotoGP, and the Third Annual Handbuilt Show, it was time to mosey on. I had to get the bike back to Philadelphia in time to keep with our schedule of shooting the video portion of this month's review. This meant burning highway miles at a breakneck pace.
It’s been over a year since I sold my 1999 VFR800 and not a ride goes by that I don’t second-guess that decision. Well, that’s not entirely true. When I am blasting around off-road on the big British ADV bike that took its place in my garage, I don’t miss it. Who says one bike can do it all? Honda is very clear about the street bias of the new VFR1200X Crosstourer. Honda illustration.
I expected an escape from the trials of winter in the Northeast, but instead, raindrops exploded against my hotel window as I picked up my helmet and headed out to Kawasaki’s offices. It was going to be a wet ride. It’s rare that a company hosts a press event for a new model launch out of their corporate offices, but Kawasaki recently moved into a new facility and it’s worthy of showing off. Visitors are immediately greeted by a slew of rare and museum-grade vintage and pedigreed race bikes.
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