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Old 11-13-2012, 05:14 PM   #1351 (permalink)
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:17 PM   #1353 (permalink)
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So Bo, when will you be trading your bike for a fleet of 110's?

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #1355 (permalink)
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Anecdote Time!

1. No move from Kato to CT's while I have a hole in my arse.

2. My main man who taught me my wealth of mechanical prowess (hahahaha) was originally a Ducati mechanic for Frasers. He was the funniest kahn I ever knew - though he didn't mean to be. He was an accident looking for somewhere to happen. He was perpetually stoned, bongs for breakky, but an awesome mechanic. No matter how whacked he was he never missed a gear change and he rode left and right gear change bikes - one after the other. Although he never rode very quickly.

Anyway he got into bucket racing - closely related to Postie Racing. We (his mates) had to endure endless sagas about how ol' Mate had tweaked this and honed that. He'd removed the padding from his seat and packed it with bubble wrap, saved at least a kilo and a half - pretty clever I reckoned - though his arse was bottoming out on the frame by the end of the race.

To honour his debut, we all went down to Amaroo Raceway to watch him slaughter the field. We were duly prepared with deck chairs, a case of our choice and other stuff to keep the laughter rolling. I must admit we were pretty excited watching ol' Mate roll out onto the grid. So they were all revving their titties off - smoke everywhere (and not a Toohey in sight) and the flag dropped. There was so much 4-STROKE smoke (fact for toohey knockers) that we could not even see ol' Mate. As the smoke cleared, there he was still on the grid, bike on it's side and it's lanky owner chucking a complete tanty.

It was side splitting. Maybe it was a "you had to be there moment" but I cannot help grinning at the memory 25 years later. He didn't speak to us for days.
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I'm going out on a limb here and actually post a Triumph.

The new 'Tona 675R:



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I have been thinking about maybe trading the 06 in on the 2013 D675. Until they unveiled this baby Triumph hadn't released anything I just had to have. Things change when something like this little stick of dynamite is released. Thanks for posting. No, seriously Lefty, thanks.
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I don't feel betrayed. I am just dumbfounded at the comparison. It's like comparing a child's kite to a spaceship rocket.
That's because it wasn't performance comparison (though the Katana was, for a brief time, the heavy-weight muscle bike), I was referencing the Teutonic design aesthetic - odd then and odd now.

But just so you know, I'm not immune to the charm of KTM...

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