Day 3: Monday, June 12
I rode to the NH Motor Speedway to visit California SideCar.
once there, I got initially sidetracked and demoed a Slingshot
I get the Slingshot now. I thought it was to compete against trikes, wrong!!, it’s if you want that roadster feeling. Although for $28K, I rather have a used sportscar.
I went to the Yamaha tent and was completely caught off guard by the new Venture!!!!
They did not allow demos, as they just announced it and it will be out in July. They did allow me to sit on it and turn it on. This will compete with the GW and the BMW K1600. COG is very low, low seat as I can flat foot it, excellent ergonomics and electronics. $28K though
Anyway, after being sidetracked, I finally go to the main goal, and I talk to Tony from CSC in length and they let me demo a 08 Independent suspension conversion.......OMG!!
this is the way to go, and the 11 degree rake makes the steering so easy (vs the TG). I was blown away that this is the setup if I convert my current 11RGU.
a phenomenal beautiful FXR parked near the vendors!!
a RG Trike
So after that wonderful experience I decided to ride around lake Winnipesaukee and then I got the "a-ha" moment. I started to lean my upper body into the turns and I felt very little inertia trying to slide me off the seat on turns. I had such a ball, was running the rig faster, and really enjoyed tight sweeping turns to the point I caught up to a few cars and bikers and was egging them on to go faster.
went I went back to the Inn a few of the guests who are attending the rally made a note that I wasn't struggling on the turns to park the TG like yesterday.
since I got the TG till Thursday, I decided to ride to Buffalo and visit Mike and Mary.