I am in general very
happy with the Zephyr.
- It is easy to ride, easy to maintain and
- 33 bhp restriction does not affect this
bike too much as it is a cool customer - I guess I won't say that if
the restrictor is removed !
- The top speed restricted is around 85 mph
and it gets there in a similar way that say an Audi A6 might - fast,
graceful and with the minimum of fuss.
- Great on curvy roads
- Engine is unbelievably smooth - flat torque
curve. Have read that the ZR-7 (son of the Zephyr) is bad in low-rev
traffic - my Zephyr has no problem with it!
- Looks GREAT !
- If you are going
to be doing some open road riding over any distance, get a windscreen
! I'm planning to get one soon.
- Watch out for leaky
gaskets - I've had mine fixed under warranty a few times already but
the problem still isn't fully resolved.
- The front suspension
is a bit wallowy over uneven city streets - back is fine though. Had
to get a new set of fork seals already. Dont know how long the old ones
were on though.
- Choke is an "all-or-nothing"
I also invested in
a Haynes manual for the Zephyr so hopefully I'll be able to do some more
DIY repairs in future (no more IR£75 for fork seals !)