I have only owned this '18 for 4 months, but she's not my first. I bought a new Gen II back in '06 and absolutely loved it! So, after letting her go after 4 years, I have been wanting a Gen III ever since. I went for a short ride yesterday, waiting to hear from my wife if she wanted to join me. When she said no, I decided to turn my short ride into a long ride! 250 miles later I returned home just as the sun was setting. The last 75 miles was a very spirited ride due to me forgetting to bring my clear rx glasses. Let me tell you that she is a very capable and comfortable high speed and long distance bike. I'm 6'1 and 240 lbs and with the addition of a Corbin seat, I can and have ridden sun up to sun down. Now for performance... she RIPS!! I believe she is somewhere around 145 HP with 128 HP to the wheel! And the handling is awesome as well. I have made the statement before and it still holds true that out of 40 motorcycles I have had, the FJR is hands down the best all around bike! You owe it to yourself to at least ride one. You won't be disappointed.
Cheers 🍻. Jevers