It is time…

It looks like the planets have aligned and it is time for a new motorbike.  I’ve had the Honda VFR 800 for almost ten years now – over twice as long as any other road-going bike I’ve ever owned!  Part of the problem with getting older is that somehow changing motorbikes every couple of years is harder to justify (especially to significant others)

This time around, I’m determined not to buy another Honda. – There’s nothing particularly wrong with them, but after three in a row, it’s time to try something a little different.  There’s no doubt the riding I do these days is substantially different to riding I did ten and twenty years ago.  Part of my problem is, I’m not entirely convinced I know what sort of riding I want to be doing…  I am leaning towards a slightly more “adventure” style bike (hey, I fit the demographic) but I’m not absolutely convinced…

So, in up-coming posts I’ll be writing up test-rides I have on various bikes.  You can read far more objective reviews on these sorts of bikes elsewhere – so expect a fair amount of subjective criticism.  If I don’t like something on a particular model, I’ll let you know.  Remember though, these things are only my opinion.  You shouldn’t take offence if I don’t think much of your favourite bike – I’m buying one for me, not you after all!

I also won’t discuss bike pricing.  The world is a big place, and you could be reading it anywhere.  The one thing I’ve learnt is that pricing of particular models varies wildly from country to country.  What might be competitively priced and technologically superior in your market may be way more expensive here…

So, with a couple of test-rides already done and dusted, the first review will be of an MV Agusta Turismo Veloce.  But, that is a story for another time…

 

 

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