The options list. Whats missing?
A debate is continuing on social media about factory options. But are the contributors somewhat missing the point?
A debate on the Motorcycle Enthusiasts group on LinkedIn caught our attention recently. The thread was started by a poster asking What do you think should come with every motorcycle or be a factory option? (The link is here for anyone whos a member of the group, or you can join if you are on LinkedIn.)
With a predominance of North Americans, some of the suggestions inevitably hovered around customising ones Harley. Others seemed ignorant of more recent developments on bikes and quite how widespread they are.
One concern is that several respondents talked about adjustable controls, when almost all bikes have some degree of adjustability available. There was no mention of ergonomic adjustments they might already have done, so its hard to know if their issues are genuine.
If you think your bikes controls and suspension could be better, check out the interview and seminar we did with Dave Moss, here. Or go to www.feelthetrack.com for free, practical advice on setting your bike up.
As for our ideas on what should be fitted or factory options, how about:
What are your ideas for factory options or what should be standard on your bike? Tell us here.