The ride quality. It is soft. So, at slower speeds, things remain plush, bumps and potholes are flattened without bother, and there’s barely any wallowing. But, yes, as speeds pick up or the bike is subjected to a slightly deep trough, its rear does tend to bottom out. We will see if we can fix that by adding some pre-load, but that’s for the next report.
The ergos too – the triangle the seat, handlebar and the footpeg make – are comfy. It makes for an upright seating, which is great for slow speed commuting and to take on poor roads. But, I am not exactly very tall, and the handlebar is a bit of a reach for me. And this too will be twirled around by a spanner for the next report.
Lack of vibes though is something that doesn’t need attention. We loved this aspect about the Interceptor 650 in the course of our reviews. But, those were all well run-in motorcycles. This one though is being run-in by us. Even so, after 1000km, the vibes aren’t exactly worth complaining. Things are completely calm till 4,000rpm. Post that, even though some vibes can be felt on the handlebar and pegs, it isn’t worrisome at all.