The current GS has more torque too, depending on your measuring system. But weighs a LOT less. 11 ft pounds of torque can't make up for almost 300 pounds of extra weight.It has a lot more torque (116 vs 92) and that will make up for our plus size passenger and stuff
105.5 pound force-feet (143.0 N⋅m) @ 6,250 rpm
942LBS wow thats ts over 300lbs heavier than the heaviest bike i have ever owned my 1978 xs100 yamaha, and 250lbs heavier than the heaviest bike i ever rode a 2007 yamaha v max.No Sir, but it sure is nice looking. Now if it had another 50hp, maybe. But at 942 pounds at 91hp, it seems a bit weak.
I was close with .9% financing and the deals going on right now but I had to turn away.After reading through the posts it appears everyone has an opinion about the r18's weight and power yet no one has actually ridden one. I've purchased two bikes in the past eight months so how about one of youse guys taking a bullet for the forum - buy the r18 and post your real life impressions here!!