Hi fellow bike lovers!
Ever since my dad bought me a Honda trail bike (50cc) I've had a motorcycle. I did take a break from biking when I had children... wife didn't want me riding because she didn't want fatherless kids... but it's in my blood so after a few years I was back in the saddle again. Since my dad always bought Hondas as I got older, I've continued to buy them once I got my own license.
My early years riding was on dirt bikes. First the Honda Trail 50, then a 125cc, then a 250cc. After riding dirt bikes ran its course, I jumped on smaller road bikes, mostly for city driving. I remember one of my favorite bikes when I was in my 20s was a Honda Nighthawk 700. I'm no longer in my 20s (wish I were!), but I'm still riding a smaller road bike: Honda Phantom (750cc). But I'm tired of the heavy vibration at highway speeds and I'm hoping to take some longer rides this year, so it's time to get a bigger bike.
The Gunner is at the top of the list. But as I mentioned in a different thread, I'm use to Honda reliability. Switching to an American-made bike is making me nervous. I know American-made bikes are much higher quality than in the past, but Honda has been so good to me that swithcing is difficult. Honda doesn't make a bike with what the Gunner offers.
Two things have to happen for me to get a Gunner:
1. I have to get a fair trade-in price for my Honda Phantom. And...
2. My wife has to give the green light to spending the difference between the Phantom and the Gunner.
shouldn't be a problem. #2
is going to be a difficult sell. Wish me luck!