do you have pics of that bike sir? kindly post it here...Just got the one and only SBX brought in to Cebu from Manila, I waited a year since the last delivery. I was fortunate to hear of the shipment before they arrived and reserved it. Another was brought in from another dealer a few days later. Apparently it is one copy per dealership. A third was ordered by a friend of mine from the Tacloban branch and will be here in a few days. So a total of three in Cebu from the latest release.
After 70 KM, my impressions:
- big bike feel
- smooth engine and suspension
- nice handling
- horrible shift mechanism
- very responsive for a tight new engine
The shift mechanism is a rube goldberg affair that will need some modification to be able to shift gears quickly. It is a linkage with ball joints to the gear shift stub protruding from the side case. Way too much side play and slop in the system. My foot hurts from the days riding. Neutral is difficult to find. Hopefully some oil, grease and fine tuning will improve it. I'll post my findings.
Other than that, it as a great bike, After break in I think it will be a fine performing machine. It will do 60 KM in 5th gear at 4000 rpm. red line at 8500. Keeping it a 4-5000 for the first 500 km. Great looks, it is a real head turner.