How many bikes do you know of that immediately turn you into some mental youth trying to prove a point from the first time you ride it? You know, the type of bike that feels so right, small and therefore not intimidating, feisty to another level, loads of fun and looks as cute as kitten in a teacup.
Is it just me or are the Japanese lagging behind with new model development, which certainly isn’t the case with the European brands, right? But Yamaha has just released two new models that made me twitch in a more positive manner and I’m talking about the mental MT-09 and this new cruiser called Bolt.
I’ve just had Words: Clinton Pienaar
lunch at a one of the most beautiful little places on this planet. The roads I’m about to ride I saw just before stopping for a bite to eat at a little lunch stop which is a remote spot on the island of Mallorca (just off the coast of Spain) and it is so remote that someone had to build a road over the mountain range that lies ahead of me. In fact, it is that remote that the only way in is by the road, unless you have a boat. Simply astonishing!
What is the epitome of British? Is it the pomp and ceremony from the era of Queen Victoria or is the Britain of pubs, punks, football hooligans and page 3 girls, or is it the modern loft apartment, luxury cars, investment banking and private dinners with Gordon Foo’kin Ramsey?