the matcho best poser image choice.
Maybe it was the choice of roads they were on, I do not know.
However in almost every test it is either the best badge, biggest motor or best poser value which doesnt really say much about the bikes or the ability of the people riding them to explain the pros and cons.
They arent good tests, because anyone who can really ride a bike knows when they are on the right bike for the job and rarely it is the biggest bike, especially an unfaired one the best choice. If they were all about 20 stone, carried a passenger and were riding in hilly Scotland or Wales I could see it.
The roads in the video did look of the sweeping sports bike suiting type but that is from very limited video.
If the people doing these look back through the eyes of someone about to buy a bike, what did it tell them? Not a lot.
Sorry always feel as if I am pulling these clips apart, but is someone thinking before they are started what they want to achieve and say at the end of the test?
A 250 would be better in town, we all know that, a 696 never out of town would be a waste of money, so that video sort of says the 696 is a waste of time? Is it the same seat height, what is the weight of the 696 to 796 to 1100? Tank range and so on. If the 1100 is so much better than the 796 what is the benefit for how much extra money?