The search for an upgrade for the Eiger Chopper continues. I spent about 500 km on a Honda CTX1300A this weekend – here it is shown parked on the south shore of the Bodensee, also known as Lake Constance, between Germany and Switzerland.
Very nice bike. Very comfortable upright touring position. Center of mass very low to the ground. Terrific power. Windscreen very effective. Saddlebags and top case made of cheap plastic, could scratch easily. Handgrip heating system very nice.
I couldn’t go wrong with this one, but I’m still looking.
I call her the Eiger Chopper, for obvious reasons (that’s the Swiss Berner Oberland in the background). She’s 5 years old, and she has 27,000 km. She’s been a trusty commuter workhorse for me – as well as a wonderful way to explore the Swiss countryside. But I am starting to itch for something a little bigger.