Be it the Hunter’s low seat height, its linear and relaxed throttle response, or the comfortable ergonomics; these are positives that make it a likeable and accessible machine on the daily commute.
Not surprisingly, these attributes also make the motorcycle an agreeable companion on longer rides. For instance, no matter how much we piled into the tail or saddle bags, the Hunter's low stance meant it was still easy to swing a leg over. And this is from a person who is five-nine, in boots.
The engine felt relaxed but involving. It sat comfortably at an indicated 100kmph for extended periods with just a hint of vibrations that could be felt on the tank and the handlebar. And when it came to overtaking, even though it does require dropping down to fourth for quick execution, it was not a bother.
Plus, after 10 hours of brisk riding, the bike’s mild vibrations left me with slightly tingly fingers, which is more than acceptable. Especially if you consider I typed this out on my phone less than half an hour after I got off the bike.
Now, the Hunter might push maybe another 10kmph over 100kmph. So, the lack of wind protection should not be a problem. Neither was the motorcycle’s city-friendly seating ergos. It’s not as upright as some ADVs - so you need to straighten up from time to time - but you are not slouched over either to give your upper body a reason to ache.