Many moons ago a mate from Enderby bought one of the first 350's to go 'proddy racing' on, he'd only had it a couple of days when he pulled up next to me at a junction and attempting to show me how quick it was gave it a big handful. All that happened was a big cloud of blue smoke from his LC as my little Honda CB125s shot away from him.
Strangely the first bike with a clutch I ever rode was an S3 Kawasaki that belonged to Ian* I'll give him his due he did warn me not to give it 'full chat' in 1st or 2nd but failed to realise that as a 14yr old I was lighter than him, the front wheel came up in 3rd at about 50mph and scared the crap out of me. Luckily I was on a straight road and it was 1976 so the road was empty of cars.New Sports bikes are knocking out 220bhp, too fast for me.
Sounding old but I prefer tinkering with an old smoker vs laptop out for all the new generation bikes, still that's progress I suppose..
Anyone see it, & a 'Malcom-ised' Henry Cole'The Motorbike Show'
It seems that there's an interview with Paul Sample...... the creator of Ogri (& Mitzi)
Aye Guy Martin would probably agreeThey are an excellent bike, worked a fair few S1000rr's and S1000XR's. Mainly servicing and tyres.
Later ones seem smoother, better Drive By Wire throttle control.
Was that the one with a reverse gear, or was that the Neval??Mad I know but the best motorcycle I ever had was a 2005 Ural military sidecar, I lived on it pretty much. Went all over UK and Europe never let me down once. Wonderful bit of kit and have regretted it ever since.