Well because of our schedules & the weather, tonight was the first time my wife had a chance to ride her new bike. She followed me on the FJR and we did a 45 min. "test" ride basically. I took here down a variety of country roads and then came back up through town. For someone who hasn't ridden her own bike in nearly 2yrs and having never ridden a sport bike before in her life she did quite well. At each stop sign we came to I looked over and she was smiling ear to ear!
When we got home I asked her what she thought. Besides it just being a huge change from riding a HD overall she said she liked it. The clutch was fine, shifting was a lot easier, she said the bike felt comfortable, it felt light, she likes the digital speedo & tach...etc. The biggest thing she said she has to get used to is how "responsive" the throttle is.
So the test ride was a success. We're gonna go ride for a good 2hr - 3hrs tomorrow and let her stretch her legs a little more on the Ninja.
I don't do rallies. I don't like flat land or riding in straight lines. I have no interest in Iron Butt rides and I try to avoid Interstates as much as possible. I'll choose mountain twisties, off the beaten path routes, overlooks, waterfalls, quaint small towns, two lane roads and the quiet solitude of nature every single time!