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Thread: Out On The Drifter Yesterday.

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    Out On The Drifter Yesterday.

    Had a ride around on my VN800 Drifter yesterday. Its been sat in the garage since October and started off the button immediately. Such a great bike, its never let me down and so far proven to be bullet proof. I've had it 7 years now. Looking forward to some rally's with the owners group throughout this year.






    And if you wondered how it sounds....









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    Cool quite like that....
    Everyone dies but not everyone really lives....

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    *curious / nosey*

    Does it handle?
    Is it torquey?

    Ta.
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    Handling is good, given the length of the thing, it will go where you point it and doesnt get to out of shape if you push on. Suspension is soft to say the least, but forgiving and doesnt 'wallow' I've got a Hagon rear shock for it, but find it too hard for solo riding. Engine is a peach, high revving and torquey enough, but it is only the 800 version. I've actually geared it right down, so its low revving on the motorway. It will sit at 90 no probs. Defiantly way down on power compared to say my 1200 sportsters engine though. Theres also a VN1500 Drifter, which is a beast, although loses some of the hardtail looks with twin shocks.
    R1200GSA
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    Kawasaki Drifter

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    Thanks for that.
    ... i must get a go on one!
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