‘I wasn’t paying much attention to the electronics!’
Lives Amesbury Current Blade 2010 HRC colours CV Owned Blade for over a year, had a CBR600RR before.
Wow. I didn’t think I’d be convinced, but yes, it’s lovely. It feels smaller than my bike and not as wide. It’s so smooth and quick. It’s a lot more responsive than mine, but not as clunky going into first gear like most Blades are. It gave me a lot of confidence and has a smoother, nicer, all-round ride.
I wasn’t paying a lot of attention to the electronics. They could’ve been there or not, but you wouldn’t feel them until you need them.
The dash would take a bit of getting used to with so much information displayed, so I’d have to play about with that a bit. I also had to keep looking down to the indicators to make sure I didn’t press the horn by mistake. I don’t know why they’ve changed the switches. If it’s always been a certain way you leave it that way, or else you’re going to get lots of people beeping it by accident.
I’d be tempted to get one. I didn’t think I would be because I love my Blade and I said I’d keep it for a long time, but if I had the money I’d definitely consider it. My husband’s got a ’14 Aprilia RSV4 and he’s thinking of buying one, too.