It’s not bad, Dick. I bought it as a 997 but going to Bridgnorth I felt it went a bit too well, almost as well as BLC. I measured the stroke by the screwdriver-down-a-plughole method and got 65mm – 1342cc! I know their reputation, but I’ve no intention of thrashing it – except on the Lakes Tour, of course!
I had 1340 in my green van, used to tow caravan with it and allsorts. They take a bit more than people think i reckon. The ex father in law used to race with them, broke one or two he said but they took a bit of abuse.