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Knobblies off, road kit off, new top fairing and it’s ready to go for the first meeting of the season at the weekend.
I can’t wait.
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A few months ago my bike featured in an article in The Riders Digest,
That article subsequently ended up on the KTM Facebook page and it got the usual comments about it being a stupid idea and a waste of a bike…….
I’ve posted these pictures up to prove to some people out there that they have no clue what they are talking about. Firstly I’d like to say the the knobbly tyres have performed perfectly over the winter and are well suited to UK winter conditions and the big V-twin. I covered a couple of thousand miles in all weathers and the rear tyre still had 500+ miles left in it. I’m an extremely experienced motorcyclist and if I thought it was a stupid idea to do it then I wouldn’t have done it.
Secondly I have owned this bike from new in 2008 and it is anything but wasted. 18000 miles and it has been ridden the way it was designed to be ridden from the outset. I have crashed it, rebuilt it, raced it but always maintained it and it has never let me down mechanically. I cannot buy motorcycles and not use them in a way that they should be, it doesn’t sit well with me. That is why I could never buy a zero miles collectors bike, it wouldn’t stay zero miles for long.
Today I have given the bike a good scrub to get the residual salt off it. Removed all the road kit, fitted a new top fairing and generally got it good to go as my race bike for the third season in a row. It was my wet bike last season and will remain that way this season but even as a totally standard bike it’s capable of winning races at club level.
I’ll be rolling it out for the first meeting this weekend at Brands Hatch in Kent (UK). Hopefully it’ll be a dry meeting so it will only get a couple of practice session to make sure all is well with the bike.
Ready to Race I believe is the phrase……….
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Kovert bikes custom Truimph Scrambler with Steve McQueen ISDT replica helmet.
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Kovert Bikes, Custom Triumph scrambler.
This thing sounds amazing and when I give up the racing I’m selling my race bikes and getting something like this.
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1964 Steve McQueen ISDT replica.
My very good friend Tony got married at the weekend. I was best man and months ago when he asked me he also mentioned that he would like to turn up to the venue on his Norton 961SE.
Unfortunately that bike has been in storage and as he lives abroad it wasn’t going to be possible to get the bike ready for the day.
I decided that I was going to make things happen. Firstly I bought him this as his wedding gift. I then set about sourcing a Triumph for him to ride. I planned on riding my Ducati as his wingman.
The Triumph I managed to borrow for the day is part of a project that was completed by another friend who I ride dirtbikes with. A customised Triumph Scrambler with the most sublime, yet loud, one off titanium exhausts.
We rolled up the the venue on the bikes in our wedding suits, ditched our helmets and he went about marrying his beautiful wife. It felt great to turn up in such a way and I wasn’t even the one getting married.
Once I get the official shots of the day I’ll post a couple up but for now it’ll just be shots I’ve taken of the Triumph and his helmet.
Love it, I wanted to do this years ago but couldn’t afford to have custom made leathers. I’ve even thought about having some flesh coloured ones made so it looks like you are racing naked.
To Up Boys
by Merry Michau
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