Instant Hooligan

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Instant Hooligan

Thanks Sue (Div) for letting me have a ride on your Hornet yesterday. I was only going to take it just down the road and back for a try-out, but I was amazed at what a great little bike it is, and ended up doing about fifty miles or more.

It feels really light and "chuckable" into corners after the VFR, and it gives you bags of confidence. I felt I'd become an instant cornering god and I'm sure I got to lean angles that I'd never consider on the VFR. (I now know what all you peeps mean by the VFR being a bit characterless).

Anyway, I became an instant hooligan, carved up many cagers, round the outside of several cars on bends. Woweeeee! And carving through the traffic in Aylesbury - I'm sure I upset several Saturday afternoon shoppers returning home!

What a great bike! I want one - I'm pretty sure I could learn to improve my riding and cornering skills on it, and I'm not at all surprised that Keef rode rings around you all on it at Mallory. Thanks Div - when can I borrow it again?

Mate wiv da shop's got a very tidy one in at the moment BD...www.pole-position-motorcycles.co.uk/

"Get thee behind me ...."

...but can't afford one just at the moment. When the insurance money comes through, though, hmmmm.....

You don't want an old lady's Hairnet, you want a nice little SV650 you do. Now there's fun

Thanks, SM, but the SV's too much of a girlies' bike for me. I was thinking maybe what I really need is a Fazer 1000. Bit OTT on the price though...perhaps there will be some bargains about this winter.

BD you can borrow the Hornet any time you like (now you know the secret of mine and Reet's incessant grinning!!)

them's is great bikes thems is. Love it to bits And Div is sooo right, the BT56SS tyres make the world of difference.

Perhaps Sue'll do you a swap.Then again, perhaps not.Sue, apologies if that comment is in poor taste

lol@Haydn... he actually wanted me to ride his VFR (picks herself up off the floor) but I declined anyway I'd go sooooo slow stopping and checking every puddle )Rib isn't quite up to riding yet (amazing how such a small crack can cause so much bother... its even painful pushing a supermarket trolley )But the Hornet is a brill bike

Sue, you're very welcome to have a go on the VFR as soon as you feel up to it.I think that what I liked most about the Hornet was the feeling of involvement it gives you. The VFR feels a bit "detached" by comparison, although it's a great bike. I think I'd choose the VFR for long, fast cross-coutry trips, but I reckon I'd have more fun on the Hornet in town and along the twisties.I guess it's horses for courses, and it has proved to me that I deffo need more than one bike!

I need more than one bike toooooo..Please Dad!!

windychris wrote

I need more than one bike toooooo..Please Dad!!

what's wrong? - your lardy-arse-sports-tourer not fast enough?

Big_Daddy wrote

The VFR feels a bit "detached" by comparison,

I've been telling you that for donkeys....Just as trainspotters are detached from reality and "normal" society. The word you are looking for is "Boring", mate.

RiceBurner wrote

what's wrong? - your lardy-arse-sports-tourer not fast enough?

It's plenty fast enough, ta very much....in a straight line

windychris wrote

It's plenty fast enough, ta very much....in a straight line

Cos it gets lost in anything other than a straight line!!

I'm insulted... I'm sure I could get lost in a straight line if I wanted to.

LOL Chris.I can just picture you at the 1/8 mile post at Santa Pod, pulling over and reaching for a map.....

Dodgy Geezer wrote

I've been telling you that for donkeys....Just as trainspotters are detached from reality and "normal" society. The word you are looking for is "Boring", mate.

Well, I guess the VFR suits me then. Now, where did I put my anorak and thermos flask?

haydn wrote

LOL Chris.I can just picture you at the 1/8 mile post at Santa Pod, pulling over and reaching for a map.....

I was gonna be the driver for Thust SSC, ya know, but this is what let me down in the selection process..phew, 15 miles in a straight line... it's a toughie.

windychris wrote

I was gonna be the driver for Thust SSC, ya know, but this is what let me down in the selection process..phew, 15 miles in a straight line... it's a toughie.

unless of course you're on 010's...

Surprised you say Fazer thou BD, my bike is (supposed) to be lardy and I quite fancy a 2nd flickable option too. but I'd go for an RS250 for those "have to get near the tarmac" moments and NO SM not THAT close

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