Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Bonita Springs, FL
Actually if you actually read the reviews there have been several criticisms made. The most common complaint concerns the single front rotor and the need for better braking in sportier riding. The tank size happens to be part of the bobber style of bike. These are not tourers by any measure nor were they intended to be. The Sportster has had a peanut tank of about this size for many decades. This bike just like any motorcycle will not be for everyone. Either will be spectacular motorcycles be for everyone. The Ducati XDiavel is a stellar performer, but in spite of that sales have been disappointing and availability is easy.
All that being said the Bobber speaks to me. I have three bikes currently, and have owned 18 others over my 50 years of riding. I currently own a 2014 HD Road King CVO, 2012 Triumph Thunderbird, and a 2012 Vespa 300 GTi. The Bobber is perfect for my riding in Ft Lauderdale area which is bumper to bumper traffic, a heavy tourer just is no fun and makes no sense. My other bikes are up North where I ride the Vespa in urban areas and my tourers out in the country on the twisties and mountain roads.
Motorcycles are basically recreational vehicles purchased for fun and the joy of two wheels and how the bike makes you feel riding it. I will own a Triumph Bobber