Sorry to keep banging on about the Mod 1 test, but I have another question.
I'd been chatting about my earlier misfortune and mentioned that the bike I was provided with for my test was an ageing and well-dropped Suzuki GS500. When I mentioned this I was told that these were probably one of the worst bikes for slow speed control and that if I passed the Mod 1 on one of these I would be able to ride pretty much anything. I know from my practices that the clutches can overheat very quickly and become grabby requiring me to constantly consider where the biting point is and which way it's heading (usually straight for the bars). It's a distraction I could well manage without.
Quite honestly I'm not much one for the Krypton Factor. I just want to pass and to make things as easy as possible to ensure that I manage precisely that aim. So now I'm wondering whether I should have my next attempt with a different school that runs different bikes.
However, it would help to know what sort of bikes would be a better bet. I've seen plenty of different bikes down at the test centre from V-twins (ER-6n) to inline fours (CBF600S), but I have no idea whether any of them would be a better bet. So far my sole criteria is "not another GS500".
I'm not looking to buy the bike or stoke up the old engine configuration debate, I just need some pointers towards a good steady bike that is easy to trickle around at very slow speed.
Thanks in advance.