Saturday, September 22, 2012

Super Bol d'or

Spotted this very nice Honda CB1100F Super Bol d'or on a forum (cant' remember exactly where now that I' writing).
It seems to have undergone the full factory treatment with FCR carbs, lightweight wheels, swapped swing arm, a pair of Öhlins for the rear and what looks to be a Kayaba at the front.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Triumph Bonneville

Good friend Greg and I went out for a spin last week-end. We first met at the shops, since I had some parts to locate and buy. I couldn't find what I came there for, but we already had a foot in the Trumph dealer so why not to give the Bonneville a try. I must admit that was a long thought trap as I had this in the back of my head for quite a bit of time and did not mention Greg when talked about having a Saturday ride.

Anyways. I didn't know what to expect really, but utterly loved it. The ride position is relaxed, and the suspension is on the firm side. The bike is not wobbly, it's actually even stable in fast corners while being nimble in town. Engine is not the most powerful unit in the world with 70ish bhp, but it's enough to pull strongly and sounds great. And then there's the ergonomics - everything seems so easy.

Good looking motorcycle that brings fun at reasonable speed. That's certainly what I truly loved about it. Go try one yourself before telling I'm turning chopper style.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Random from the archive

Abstract :
This picture was taken back in 2004 at the Brussels Motorcycle Show. This is Honda VTR SP2 (or RC51, it depends on what side of the planet you live) in a colour scheme you don't cross very often.