Well............ back in 2005 I rode up to Airlie Beach for a friends wedding. On the way back, just outside Goondiwindi, I clipped a kangaroo! Broke my left big toe, tore off the gear lever and smashed the gear box. Soooo lucky not to have come off. Mileage was around 80,000K at the time.
Other than that the Shadow has been a dream to own. Rock solid.
That would a been a interesting Insurance Claim
If no insurance then an expensive one for you perhaps .
At least you don't have to replace chains / sprockets LOL
Kato,No insurance claim, just paid for repairs. The repair cost (just checked the receipt) was $1,296.00. Joys of Jap bikes I guess.
Hilly,The 1100 is quite spritely, strong acceleration and can be thrown into turns with ease. Being only 245 kg it's easy to handle. Only complaint I have about the Shadow is the brakes. The single disk (front) and drum(rear) really are not up to scratch; especially the drum, which has no feel.
i agree the ACE American Classic Edition was a GREAT bike ( and that's coming from a 100% HD background)
Buggered if i know why they ceased making them actually