This is the best bike i have ever owned, i've had about 15 bikes from 350LC to 748R and whilst these were superb at scratching, the Gran Canyon is superb at everything.Commuting,touring,mountains,motorway,gravel track,wheelies, it does the lot but most of all you can't stop smiling!
It pulls so hard low down, even from high gears with a roar you can never tire of hearing. Supremely comfy and wide bars mean you can bomb through the bends without any ridiculous hanging off hysteria.
I recommend putting the front hub onto a 17in front wheel (you can shorten the spokes by an inch),then put on supersports rubber.
I have Pirelli Diablo's on my bike, the smaller front quickens the slightly lazy steering and obviously grips like a sportsbike.
The conversion is cheap and turns the bike into a 70bhp, 120mph, v-twin supermoto (albeit a heavy one) which destroys just about anything in the twisties.
It's done 30,000 km with no problems whatsoever including a 5000m tour of Europe.
This bike is a keeper,and you can buy a good one for less than 2 grand. Just awesome.