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    That is just 100% way cool Wayne. The last guy I saw that was trying to get to Switzerland to ride his bike was Steve McQeen on his Triumph T6......

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    Now that we are home and I have "somewhat" recovered, I'll try and give you guys the rundown. We rented a 2017 Ultra Limited for 2 days while we were in Switzerland on vacation. We left the dealership about 10 that morning with our goal being The Swiss Alps". We ended up riding through 3 different mountain passes that day, The Susten Pass (7428 ft.), The Fruka Pass (7992 ft.) and the Grimsel Pass (7103 ft.) before heading back to our hotel. The next day, we decided to keep it simple and ride around a couple of the lakes in the area. All in all we put about 650 KM (400+ miles) on the bike, but those mountain passes were tough. Some of the tightest and steepest swithbacks that I have ridden. The new M8 handled them quite well though. The bike was very comfortable and very easy to handle, it seemed to be very balanced. The only issue I have is with the GPS. Every time I switched the bike off, I had to go through the process of resetting my destination and it seemed to take a lot longer than my TomTom that I have mounted on my Ultra. Other than that, it was a very smooth ride, the vibration was minimal, and the power of the M8 was superb!!.

    Here are a few pics of our rides...

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    A few of the switchbacks
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    Swiss cows blocking the road
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    Us and the bike
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    Grimsel Pass
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    Us and Lake Lungren
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    The bike and Lake Lungren
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    Awesome photos, glad you had a safe trip.
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    That looks like a super trip!
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    Those pictures look great, I can almost feel the cooler air. I'm so sick of this hot weather where I Am at.... I sure miss the north.


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