Been riding a Yamaha xj6 diversion for a a couple of years now and have got fairly comfortable with it. When I bought it new from the dealer I was advised to start on something like this and work up to something bigger.
When I was first getting used to the bike it felt like a rocket pulling away from standing and out of roundabouts etc.
What I find though is that to get any kind of "real" performance out of the bike I really have to keep it above 7000rpm and when going for overtakes or worse with a pillion I really have to work the gearbox and find it quite frustrating.
I would like to upgrade at some point but what to?
I like the riding position of the bike but want more performance. I am looking at lots of different bikes but how do you decide.
Fz1, Z1000sx, Triumph Sprint ST, These are the sorts of bikes that appeal to me . Does stepping up to this size of bike present any potential problems. or is it just a new learning process. Do these bikes still need as much effort to ride or can you just sit back and enjoy youself.