A roadracing buddy has been showing some interest in motards recently. He got a ride on a WR250X and wasn't overly impressed. He has been talking about an SXV and today I handed him the keys to my 550.
I was not at all worried about him throwing the bike on the ground as he is one guy who knows what he is doing. But after about 20 minutes I was beginning to wonder if he was gonna bring the bike back or just keep going.
When he finally rolled in, I could see a huge grin on his face even under the helmet. When he got the helmet off I was subjected to a long string of unprintable epithets followed by, "... now I HAVE to have one".
All afternoon he babbled on about how much fun the 550 is to ride and that motor. My god THAT MOTOR!
So I think the hook is well and truly set.
It seems the SXV just sells itself.