Monday, October 8, 2007

Replacement Bike

Thank you all for your kind comments on the accident to my baby.
I managed to persuade the insurance company to get me a temporary replacement whilst it is in the garage. It arrived on Saturday and is quite a different beast.
They have loaned me a 2007 model Honda Hornet. Now the 200cc doesn't make an awful late of difference as it is obviously a lot lighter than my VFR, but boy does the absence of a fairing and a windscreen make a difference. The first thing I noticed was that when I thought I was doing 65 ish, I was actually only doing about 50mph. I guess it is the wind rush and the high revving that persuades the brain that it is faster. The second thing I noticed is that at 85mph I have to hold on with a vice like grip as the wind is trying to push me off the back of the seat :-). Thirdly, it is so much lighter and more manoeuvrable so I am hoping it will improve my cornering skills as I am still a little tentative at leaning the VFR too far.

I can't wait to get my baby back but in the meantime this Hornet is going to be a little bit of fun

6 comments:

Will B said...

Sounds like you'll have a blast!

Gracchi said...

I started reading that post without realising it was about a bike- and thought you had actually got a replacement baby :) cool post though sounds like you are having fun!

lady macleod said...

It sounds as if you may be having a bit TOO much fun.

Shirl the V.O.B. said...

Brave man to ride a bike but glad you got the replacement.

mutleythedog said...

You are the Speed King!!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Sounds like you're having fun in the meantime!