I currently have a 2011 RGU, I like it a lot, its my "new bike", my old bike was a 2001 EG standard.
when I had my old TC88 I could ride in shorts, not recommended I know but in Florida....
well, as we all know the TC 103 is hot mother "F".... mine had no fuel management and still had a CAT when I bought it (used), on the ride home when picking it up I was stuck in traffic briefly and I got a good exposure to just how friggen hot that bike was. at the time I was wearing regular jeans and I thought I was on fire!
fuel management added, CAT gone, that helped, I dont ride in shorts anymore, not just for the heat reason but because its kinda dumb.
so im not really in the market for a new(er) bike yet but of course the test rides on the M-8 are tempting, and my buddy got a 2017 RGU....
so....my question, is this. if you chose a special over an Ultra and therefor are doing without liquid cooling how do you justify that? is liquid cooling not really that big a deal? I would expect the M-8 without liquid cooling is just as hot as a TC103?
I think im an "Ultra" kind of guy but I like to ride w/out the TP and on my current bike and I have the rear speakers semi-permanently disconnected because the TP sits in the garage mostly.
my biggest needs are a stereo and I have...just have...to have cruise...
I just cant help wondering if a used M-8 special might be my next jam.
but liquid cooling seems like it would be such a good idea, especially in Florida.