In true Classic Velocity style, the brief ride since getting the RT back on the road, was followed by about a 50 mile circle. This brief ride had a couple exits of interstate, followed by back country roads through Amish country. The RT proves that the 800cc version is a very well matched engine for this motorcycle. It cruises at 80mph indicated, and feels smooth at 5,000 on the tachometer. Like the /7 on which it is based, it corners effortlessly, and you can understand why there are so many shaved valve covers! Once fully warmed up, the oil light stays off at idle, As with any RT, protection from the elements is excellent, and a chilly fall day was hardly noticed.

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