Thursday, November 28, 2013

Honda RC45

While on family visit last week, there was this Honda RC45 parked in front a house near my brother-in-law's. First thing I did was jumping out of the car to snap a picture of it before it disapears while family members were looking at me incredulous.

What are the chances to spot a nice RC45 quietly side-standed nowadays ? To be honest I stuggled to explain the rarety of this kind of encounter not knowing what it should be compared to. I just realize that I still would today to people out the motorcycle scene.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

New toy

The place on the bench couldn't be left empty for too long. After some time thinking about a new project, I went to see a couple of bikes, mainly sportbikes from the 1990 era. I seem to be stuck there, somewhere between 1992 and 1998. The more motorcycle-related things change, the more I want them to stay as they were back then. Modern, electronically-tempered motorcycles are not that much appealing ... 'til I change my mind, that is ...

Em ... long story short, I found this very nice and low mileage 1998 Kawasaki ZX7R. It's amazing for how little money this old glory can be bought nowadays. Yes, I know I've read this and that already : it's heavy, doesn't have the top end of a GSX-R, it's way too much green, and on ... But the thing is I've always had a soft spot for ZX7Rs and there's certainly potential for a nice build.

Did I mention this is the 20th motorcycle I own since I started riding in 2001 ? Wanna ride this one ?

Friday, November 22, 2013

No, thanks ...

We're heading fast to Christmas, but really it's no excuse to fall into that.

I did receive the offer for these slippers in a promotional email that also suggested a motorcycle-shaped cake pan. Please Santa, I haven't been that bad this year.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Extra ball

Just 2 days after the first pair of Dunlops arrived, a 3rd tire was delivered to my door ... Strange as only paid for one set.

I'm now with a free spare front. Not a bad operation this.