Any women out there ride to Springfield if so what are your thoughts. I am considering buying a Springfield trading in my Scout.
I just bought one on Sunday, so I haven't had a chance to do more than ride it a few miles. I am coming off similarly sized bikes, so I cannot speak to how it would feel moving up from a smaller bike. I find the suspension really nice and think it accelerates and handles well. I love that it has cruise control, I bought it mostly because I think it is a beautiful, retro looking bike. I got the jade green/black version.
Congratulations, I'm looking at getting the same one this Saturday. The retro look is amazing on these bikes and thanks for the info on the suspension. Enjoy your ride
That's great that you got a chance to take the bike out and see how it did doing the long miles. I look forward to the weather cooling off here in coastal SC so I can get some miles on mine.I know this post is a few weeks old, but I traded my Scout for a Springfield on Memorial Day weekend. It took only a few rides to get used to the heavier bike. My biggest issue was reaching the kickstand. I had it replaced with the reduced reach kickstand, and it made a huge difference.
Somewhere on here, I posted some longer comments about the transition. When I wrote it, I hadn't had a chance to take the Springfield out for a longer trip. This weekend, I traveled from Baton Rouge to Nashville, mostly along the Natchez Trace. It is truly an awesome bike! Still have to stop every once in awhile to stretch out and walk around a bit, but a lot less often than on the Scout. Really looking forward to taking it on more trips in the future.
That's awesome!!! I'm glad to see other women out there that live riding. And I would have to say that you are correct about the best riding bike!! I bought mine in July and we rode down to Tennessee in August and put on over 4000 miles that trip. I absolutely love this bike. I had to get an extended reach seat from Corbin but other then that by far the best riding bike.MFEJets,
Bought my SF in 2017. What all can I say... easy to ride, fun, gorgeous lines, powerful, smooth, balanced, awesome torque, low seat height (I'm 5'6"), easily modified, and oh yea, did I say powerful? I'll tell anyone who is serious about riding (I have 11,000+ miles so far) that it's the best (don't yell at me) riding Indian motorcycle. Read the reviews and study the information. I have advised more than one person who was looking at a Scout and was serious about riding distances, to test ride the SF. Go with your gut..if you're thinking about it, you may already know what to do.
I was nice enough to install the heated grips for her.Yikes.....and no gloves.