@ Piglet when the 1000 first came out it was a bike, then it happened to gain a following of persons who thought they were above riding a plain old motorbike and demanded more and more and more shit added to it, you now have a bike you can buy, strip all they crap off and sell on E-bay and recoop most of your money and then construct a reasonable custom.
Technical and tyres
nothing wrong with the ST..... or GT......
Other than gravel - the Dullsville gets a bit squirrely.
BSB & TT
Legal and insurance
Touring & travel
Ypres is easy to get to and deals with the carnage pretty sensitively IMO. The museum in the Cloth Hall looks at the human impact, the Last Post is haunting. I can recommend a battlefield tour with a guide as well, and Talbot House in Poperinghe is excellent too. If you have time my great uncle Lt John Dabbs, MM - veteran of Gallipoli and the Somme rests in Railway Dugout Cemetery, Zillebeke...
I decrease my speed overall in the wet. If there are white lines/arrows on entry or through corner, I tend not to apply too much brakes or throttle harshly to avoid a squeekey bum moment. In the dry, I go at normal corner entry speed reguardless of whether there's road markings, have never had issues with riding over them. Its gravel/chuckies/crap/bumps on the road you need to worry about.
MCN Fantasy Road Race 2015 - in association with Bennetts.co.uk
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