I had back pain with the bike. In city it took time for me to get used to it. But once I did a long trip for 1300km up and down where on side of the journey I would take upto 6-7 breaks. First ride to my home i.e about 740km in a day, I felt hell lot of pain. Back ached like anything. My wrists were cursing me. One would feel now, was it worth to bring the bike so far, now you got to ride it back?
Well on the return journey, i.e 2 days after, things were different. I merely had back pain or wrist pain. My seemed to have adjusted to the bike. After 350km I started feeling tired and the time was 1:30 pm, location Coimbatore-Salem high way. I had started my journey at 5 am and after 450 km I felt it. You can ride the bike fairly without an issue for about 400km. I was doing a solo ride so it was a bit boring as well. If you have company you would feel more energetic and efficient to ride. I got good riders for company from salem to bangalore and it was fun to ride like tat. Solo max 450km and long upto 750km or 800km. That's my take on v3. Highways would never give you pain unless you have potholes every where. On clean highways thr bike is not at all a pain. It fun. City of-course the curse from ur wrist and shoulder if a must( I prefer to give less pressure on back by maintaining a posture where my arms are not fully straight but bending a bit. That will easy the pressure on back).
Yeah it true that bike will never give u the comfort of dominar or enfield, but the ride feel on this machine is amazing. Good ride speed is 90-110 as after that wind blast kicks in. The bike is light weight and would feel shaky but not to worry, you can your bike with your thighs and provide direction. Nimble to handle. I love it. People with back pain please don't even think about this bike.
Hope this helps.
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