I have put about 1000 klms on the bike now and have been riding a variety of back roads with no super slab In the mix. The gas mileage as checked on the last two fill ups was 55 mpg and 58 mpg today, so really good. The bike starts immediately even after a number of days sitting without any issues and no oil leaks or use so far in the distance travelled.
Quite a different bike than the 1976 GL1000, yet I am very pleased with the way this one rides and performs. I would say the GL1000 was slightly faster in the take off, yet this bike is no slouch once underway.
I changed 3 sets of tires on various bikes this spring all to the Shinko 230 Tourmaster and on this bike and the 1983 CB1000C I really like how they handle and ride. On the 1984 Gl1200 Standard I am not pleased with their ride or handling on grooved pavement, rough pavement, or tar snakes.
Interesting how one bike can be so different, yet as Meatloaf once sang,” two outa three ain’t bad.”