Thursday, August 30, 2007

HUGE GRIN!

The motorcycle club that I belong to at my company had a club night last night that was hosted by a local Yamaha dealer (NO not keyboards!).
I had a test ride on this bike which is a 1300cc semi automatic gearbox machine. MINDBLOWING! 1300cc is as big as a lot of cars here in the UK and no need to use a clutch. In fact that was the weirdest thing I was continually trying to grab the clutch lever and it wasn't there. The gear change itself could be done using the conventional foot lever or by using two triggers on the handlebars

I definitely came back to the dealer's after a 30 minute ride with a HUGE grin on my face.

6 comments:

Further on up the road said...

Do I feel the need for a vital purchase discussion with Mrs DJ coming on? :-)

Cynnie said...

i could never drive a motorbike..
you're insane

lady macleod said...

Brilliant! My sister had a Yamaha when we were 25. She said they had the best brake system. In the photograph this one looks wicked.

Merelyme said...

oooh fancy! how exciting!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Glad you had fun! My dog hates all the Italian motorbikes and barks at them like mad.

Liz said...

Same engine as my Beetle!