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  1. geoff587

    geoff587 Read Only Funster

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    Been motorhoming about 2 years, with a Auto trail Cheyenne 696 g towing a 2 bike Trailer as Motorbikes are the main part of our holiday. Going to Assen for the racing in June followed by 2 weeks in the Black Forest.

    Geoff & Debs
     
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    Hi Geoff & Debs

    :welcome:Welcome to MHFun.:thumb:
     
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    Welcome to FUN Can't wait until the GP's start again and of course Rossi is my man :thumb:
     
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    hi and welcome:BigGrin:
     
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    Welcome and what's on that trailer ?

    Me, VFR750, that stays at home :-(

    I can't bring myself to tow a trailer.

    But we do carry 2 electric bikes, great fun even with the limited power and range.
     
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    Why Rossi ? It's almost too easy for him.

    Stoner - honorary Brit and a hell of a rider, just look at other Ducati riders.

    But the Cinderella who probably will never make it to the ball is Capirossi. Balls of steel, never gives up, but always the bridesmaid.

    It's going to be a difficult year ( and more ) with so few bikes.

    Whereas WSB is going to be a stonking year. Brits plus all the old heros. Will Haga finally make it ? Like Capirossi, he gives so much and keeps missing out.
     
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    Aprillia Tuono 1000 hers
    1200 Bandit His .

    Rossi is also the man for us, Stoner is one hell of a rider but he has certainly earned his nick name of Moaner. Can,t really bring myself to like him. Colin Edwards an old time favoruite, would like to see Toseland up there but not holding my breath. Certainly agree WSB will be the one to watch this year. :thumb:
     
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    On route to Assen 08.
     

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    Don't know the Aprillia, but the bandit - oh boy.

    They loaned me one when the VFR went back for a service just after I'd bought it. Never seen nuffin like it ossifer. I blipped the throttle and saw 80 in a 30 zone. I've never experienced that much torque. I very nearly did a swap for the VFR because it went back because I thought it lumpy whereas the Bandit as a turbine on steroids.

    6 years on I'm glad I kept the VFR ( my licence seconds this ), the last of the 750 carb machines, it's a bit special in the history of biking and so overengineered. I still get a buzz just walking past it in the garage. One thing we both agreed on after MHing to Venice and back was it would have been more exciting on the bike. It was a bike tour of Scotland that got us buying a MH, we've just about dried out now.

    It's strange how many hate Stoner. I think he's just lacking in communication skills, but I don't care, he communicates with a bike well enough for me. What about Laguna Seca last year ? Will anything equal that ? Rossi was The Man but even if Casy got rattled and lost control of his mouth he didn't half put up a good show. Good show, no that doesn't do it justice, it was absolutely (*(*&&*% amazing show from both of them. In a different league on that day.

    Toseland, maybe he should stick with the piano. I got his book for Christmas, what a load of bollox, starts with "Look how great I am" then quickly degenerates into excuse after excuse. I don't recall anyone making the jump from WSB to MotoGP and pulling it off, save the remarkable one off of Baylis ride. Loads of big names have been humbled.
     
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    Well yes agree on all counts, used to go to WSB at Brands but moved to Wales and haven't been since.
    Hope you enjoy Assen have a great time and I will be watching from the settee in darkest deepest Wales :thumb:
     
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    Suprised about your comparison of the VFR to a Bandit, I went from a Bandit to a VFR800 a few years ago and was suprised how I was doing 125 mph when I thought I was doing about 80. Never took to the VFR though (even though it was voted best bike on the planet) so went Yamaha 1000 but back to Bandit.
    Agree about the 750 , hold on to it , going to be collectable / classic.
    The Tuono 1000 my other half rides makes the Bandit seem like a 250. It produced 126 bhp on the Dyno and she rides like a mad women. Look Tuono up on google :thumb:

    Hoping Sykes will do well in WSB , and one of my favourite riders Ruben Xaus who rides like Tonto. Hope I,m not turning a Motorhome Forum into a bikers forum .:Blush:
     
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    Dylan where in Wales are you, near some good biking roads:thumb: (but not Brunstom )
     
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    hi and welcome to motorhome fun:thumb:
     
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    Yes it is loping along at 125 but the Bandit was just sheer amazement low down. It was probably two blips in a build up area and then a look down, "Christ", brake. All of 5 seconds that could have cost me my licence if Mr Plod had been there with his laser.

    I don't think anyone will object at some bike chat. Bikes of one form or another are very much a part of Motorhoming and this is a lovely laid back forum where people, most of the time, behave like bikers, friendly FUN people, always ready to help a mate out.

    >> The Tuono 1000 my other half rides makes the Bandit seem like a 250.
    >> It produced 126 bhp on the Dyno and she rides like a mad women.

    Awesome. Someone mentioned Wales, best stay away from there then. Italy is the place. Overtake an Alpha with Brit plates and watch as he instantly switches to "death or glory" mode to follow. It's a cruel sport, but so much fun.
     
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    The Tuono is an Italian Bike (Tuono = Thunder in Italain ) and Deborah wants to ride it there. But got Bavaria to explore first.
     
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    I have an unashamed passion for Italy. First long bike trip to Lake Maggiore to watch Foggy at Monza. Italy has everything, the most magnificent lakes, mountains and beaches all with a warm Italian style.

    So, in my view Bavaria is excellent, it provides a route into Italy :)

    A few years ago we rode to Rome via Maggiore. We made the mistake of taking the coast road south on a summer Saturday. Total gridlock, then after a minute of cursing in the heat, wooooooosh, a bike passes on the hard shoulder, then another, another, then us. Mile after mile. No-one complained. You can barely comprehend the grin on our faces. We stopped in Florence for a few days, magnificent tourist trap then on to ancient Rome which defies belief what they built 2000 years ago.

    When it does make it home you will be very satisfied.

    We did Venice and back last year by MH, it's a very MH friendly country. And not too far, we took 2 stops before arriving in Monza for WSB, which a tale and a half in itself.
     
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    Hi Geoff & Debs, and welcome to the friendliest forum on the net (I think everyone on here is biker friendly) I will watch out for you at Assen, always a great atmosphere, we are only in Swinton so may pass you on route to Hull...[/SIZE:Laughing:
     
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    Hi Geoff & Debs, and welcome to the friendliest forum on the net (I think everyone on here is biker friendly) I will watch out for you at Assen, always a great atmosphere, we are only in Swinton so may pass you on route to Hull..:Smile:
     
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    5 miles from Llandovery on the A483. Bikers cafe in Llandovery The West End draws hundreds of bikers every weekend and yes great biking roads. :thumb:
     
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    welcome Geoff to the forum.

    John.
     
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