The Pantera does not need power steering or electronic nannies. It’s damn-near perfect the way it is. Well... I guess it could stand a better A/C system.
It’s true nightmare fodder, right?
This bike’s problem was that it was neither fish nor fowl. Too small and underpowered to be a fully satisfying tourer, and too heavy and ‘clothed’ to be a street fighter, it walked an uncomfortable in-between. I think it’s still a pretty cool standard, although I wouldn’t look forward to wrenching on it.
Well played, sir.