I rode it a couple of times after my wife's passing, and, as much as I enjoyed being out on any bike, something was wrong. I had talked about getting an SR400. I looked at the Yamaha FZ-07, which is a really nice little bike. I considered adding an XT250 for running gravel roads and the like. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that, if I did that, the Enterprise would sit idle almost all the time.
I have been a Yamaha guy for forty years, so I looked around at some more Yamahas. They added the FZ-09 triple last year then created a "sport-touring" version of it called the FJ-09 that has ABS and traction control. It has a more upright riding position than a typical sport bike, hand guards and a small wind deflector. The more I pondered, the more it made sense to trade in the Vision on an FJ-09. I ran it by my nephew who thinks the way I do about most stuff. I also ran it by the kids and the older granddaughter. It really wasn't a meaningful thing to them, but I wanted to make sure.
Despite the lingering effects of last week's virus, I took a demo ride on an FJ this past Saturday. I was convinced.
So, we say good-bye to the Enterprise with her mighty chrome heart. Long may she run, indeed.
And we welcome our new steed:
I bought a full-face helmet. I may, at some point, add saddlebags, but, for now, I'm happy just to ride as is.