Our extended families went camping in our RV's at Fort Ebey on Whidbey Island in Washington State over the long weekend. My son trailered our bikes (2 KLR's and my FZ6) to the campsite and a couple rode their bikes down. (He a Speed Triple and she a Monster 695)
We went for a group ride (just the 5 of us) just following our noses around Whidbey Island and it was terrific. Lots of beautifully paved roads with plenty of twisties and no traffic.
There were a few speed traps, but they were easy to spot. One of them followed us for about 10 minutes but soon lost interest, but apart from that, it was just glorious blasting.
What impressed me most about the ride was that KLR riders can take their skinny-tired bikes around twisty roads at insane speeds. What they lack in sheer power they make up in the bends with unbelievably creative cornering skills. The effortless power of the Speed Triple was astonishing...what an outstanding, purposeful looking bike on the road! I learned the difference between a 600cc bike and a liter bike. Even though I had 90+ hp and a 14,500 rpm redline, the Speed Triple pulled away from me like I was on a 250.
Most impressive of all, however, was Maria on her Monster 695. Her riding style was as smooth as silk and she utilized the superb handling of the little Ducati to its fullest.
I must say that my Yamaha was the best sounding bike with the Scorpions, however.