3 Comments

  1. Dave D
    13th February 2019 @ 1:56 am

    Ain’t believing for one sec they have never heard of any problems of rust but not surprised he’s said that. Hey ho.
    Was just wondering if they have done anything security-wise?

    • burgmanrider
      25th February 2019 @ 9:10 pm

      Great review. Sounds like just the bike many enthusiasts are waiting for. Just one point, my 2016 GTS300 with the Euro 3 engine has a 6,200 mile (10,000km) service interval or every 12 month whichever is sooner. There is no 5,000km service now and hasn’t been for some time so that’s not an improvement over the older model.

      Rust…in fact it’s a diminishing problem since they started using electrostatically applied phoretic primer a few years back. In the trade, the rust we see is mostly on neglected bikes where owners have failed to touch up stone chips and scratches then failed to wash off the salt sray in winter. Generally, the bikes are very good quality and finished off really well.

      Would I trade in my 2016, no not yet. I’m please with mine as it is.

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