Technical and tyres
@nellybrown30 yes thanks to no avail
I live in Brighton, am very tall and need a shop with a large clothing selection to ensure they've got a good size range. Other than P&H motorcycles in Crawley, does anyone know of any shops in the Sussex Area that might do the trick? Thanks.
This is it - there are less than 24 hours before the World Superbike weekend at Phillip Island and the start of MCN's 2015 Fantasy Road Race! Be there at the beginning by competing in the "Two Wheels Good" league (PIN #19394), and in addition to bragging rights, maybe you'll win a little somethin' else. Enjoy the season, and see you at the chequered flag!
Legal and insurance
Touring & travel
In April 2016 I am going on a tour from London to Beijing and need some advice re which bike I should ride.
There will be 2 on the bike (my wife would not be left behind!)... we'll be fully 'paniered up' and I'm figuring an 800 should be enough. The trip will take just over 3 months and will take us across Europe, south through Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, then into Turkey, North Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan then China
There will be some great roads (Europe etc...and apparently some good in Iran) ...and some 'off road' roads! There will also be a support truck following us with relevant spares!!
I currently ride a 1200GS which, with 2 up and full luggage, is very heavy and not too good on fuel...also having a computer on board and servo assisted brakes is a worry... drop the bike, break the computer and it's all over..... dirt in the servo contacts and the brakes don't work!
So the dilemma is whether to ride an older bike which will possibly/probably break down but could be fixed or take a more modern machine which won't break down..(.unless dropped!….and thus might not be fixable!?!?)
Any thoughts / advice will be much appreciated!
Buying and selling
I've been looking , admittedly not very hard , for an off - road bike for a while just to hack around on and improve riding skills. ( I will not be taking it on the road )
Recently I have been offered a KTM 200 exc, which from a bit of research seems reasonably priced so I was wondering if anybody new anything about them and what I should look for ; apart from the obvious ; when I go and see it. The present owner says he's just replaced the piston and bottom end.
MCN site & MCN forum feedback
MCN Fantasy Road Race 2015 - in association with Bennetts.co.uk
Just two so might not be hard to be top of the table lol