Then the CX500 ‘obrut’
then the CX650 (much better bet
Does anyone remember Suzuki’s VX800? Druid leader and King Arthur reincarnate
used to hack around The West Country on a ratty example! He’s actually a good chap who doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously. Maybe it just helps his cause.
In the 80s l was already looking for a Buell type bike. My TR1 had many good points, but was a bit of a barge and had terminal issues.
I actually made a photo montage of an Intruder V motor shoehorned into an XJ600 chassis and bodywork and posted it to a magazine. A few years later the VX with an 805 cc V-twin appeared. Not making any claims.
I duly booked a test ride of the new Suzuki. The motor was nice if a bit tame and the bike looked very pretty in burgundy metallic. Sadly the chassis was a bit of a let down. The oversoft forks oscillated up and down making me feel a bit queasy and l couldn’t get over the silly raked out front end and slightly odd riding position. It was pants compared with my comfy TR1. I would also have to have cut off the steering head and weld it back on to the correct angle to feel right with it. roll:
I think sales bombed here and stocks were eventually sold off cheap, but by then l had other priorities.