‘I wasn’t pay­ing much at­ten­tion to the elec­tron­ics!’

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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.

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