Wow!! if anyone has been thinking about a super ten as a sport-touring mount definatley go take one for a test ride. they are a great bike, feels like a lightwieght FJR
... seriously they work fantastically well.
A friend showed up last night with one. I was out in the pasture fencing so my first ride on it was in the grass and the traction control (which I'm no fan of) worked very well. On the road it has very usable power, is comfy and even with the windshield in the lowest position has great wind prtoection. The technological whix-bangery actually seems to be very useful. the sport and touring modes are noticably different and as I mentioned the TC works incredibly well on both grass and gravel.
I think it is far superior to my KTM990A on the road, even though it doesn't feel any faster. Unfortunatley the gearing is extrememly tall, making even a road ditch U-turn an exercise in clutch control. I think it would be great on gravel roads and smooth 2-track, but anything that you can't maintain 15-20mph on is definately out. But, if you are looking for a sport-touring mount that you can do some exploring on this may be it.... I woke up this morning thinking I would rather be on the super ten than the KTM for my ride to Red Lodge tomorrow
, but I'm sure I will change my mind once I get there and leave the pavement