Alastair Fagan's opinion on the SDR - November issue of Fast Bikes. Ouch!
Fair point Pete, but gearbox made of cheese ??? I abuse the feck out of mine with over 6000 road miles and 20 trackdays in 2 years, the gearbox hasn't given me a moments worry ! ?If you search here on SD.net you'll find countless threads filled with people asking what they can do to help with low down fueling problems. For that reason, given he no doubt was handed a stock bike, it's easy to see how he came to his conclusion.
That's pretty fair then - there were obviously lots of things he liked about the SD!True.
Despite that quote, it actually got a very good review in the test - 8/10, losing out only to the Ducati Streetfighter R which costs around £14k if I'm not mistaken.