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Big Money .. Wasted?

Woke up this morning to light showers, which quickly turned to RAIN .. Bugger

I had been invited to ride a couple of Germany's finest .. what the hell a ride is a ride Being Old and Slow I got to ride this first



I haven't ridden anything remotely sport bike orientated for years .. these things handle go and stop as you would expect .. very thankful for the traction control in the conditions this morning. The rear spun up a few times and just as you think oops the electrickery has you in control .. Its not superbike croutch but the wrist pressure and neck strain is too much for this old bloke. Good fun for an hour or so but I couldn't live with it.. $25,000




Next rode the New RT,



Pretty happy with mine now, makes all the same noises and vibes.. $28,000+ for a new one and all I get is a radio, cruise and electric suspension adjustment ... No Thanks




Then there was this



Well not THAT one but one the same .. OMFG .. 6 cylinder 1600cc 120kw everything that opens and shuts.. Smooth as silk, goes like shite of a shovel and as comfortable as your favourite arm chair.

I thought it was going to be heavy and it is at 300+ kilo's but you don't feel it. I reckon I could get on this thing and ride to Perth non stop ( about 36 hours and 2000 miles for you lot over there ).. $35,000, More for the GTL with its top box and pillion comforts, then open the accessories book .. OUCH ,,,...I dunno if it's That much ($10K) better than a 1400GTR Concourse but I'd have one over a Goldwing :top:

Big money, Sure, ... Wasted probably

Got home without spending a cent, SWiMBO happy ... Now the Forking sun comes out ... Ahh well I had fun

Ian
2008 R1200RT-P
1998 Kawasaki VN800 Custom Chop
2000 Kawasaki VN1500 - Sold


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