Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Santa Teresa, NM, USA
Sustained strong winds (around 40 mph) are not fun but doable on the LT. The gusts are what get you...especially when they are crosswinds. I'd think 70 mph gusts would be near impossible to handle (cross component). That's only 3 mph less than and F0 tornado...and only 4 mph less than a Category 1 hurricane.
Living in the southwest...we get huge spring wind events. I ride to work every day and I can barely keep it on the two lane road to the office when the cross gusts are 50 mph. I feel like I'm nearly scraping pegs trying to keep her in line and on the pavement. You gotta have fast reaction time at both the initiation and the cessation of the gusts.
I think the LT is horrible in the wind. My old Honda Nighthawk did the same winds with relative ease compared to the LT (same windspeeds / same roads).
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