This past Saturday 26th April, was a perfect day for riding. There was tons of bikes of all kind and sizes out on the S2S pretty early in the day.
After doing a quick ride up to Squamish with a couple of buddies I rode back on time for the 1120 langdale ferry.
There I met up with another couple. She on her beemer 650GS and him on his brand new and broken in Kawasaki Versys.
The idea was to see if that bike hype was going to materialize on the sunshine coast best twisty. I mean you see youtube video etc... But it is another thing to see it for real.
And boy did it ever. I will never get one for myself, but I can see a rather large crowd of biker interested in that bike. In the city and on tight roads, this is the ticket. It would not go to Alaska, but a northern cali ride with some oregon back roads in the middle could be really really fun on that bike. And as I think he said 8,500 Cad out of the door, that is not too bad.
A VStrom would be more comfortable I think but not as nimble.
Here is a couple of pictures :
Morning ride to Squamish under the best condition to enjoy Howe sound in all its glory.
Lunch in Garden Bay pub. Somebody please buy this place. It would be a shame to loose it. It is so peaceful there. And the road leading to it, is a riot as many of you know.
That bike was pretty happy on the 101 tight corners.
Even more happy on the even tighter roads to Egmont and garden bay.
On the Egmont pier.
Ready for touring with this set of Givi bags.
Unusual headlight but not as disturbing as a BMW K1200R for eg.
Onboard the versys.
All right curves, and smooth engine finish.