I headed down to Bournemouth Bikes to a) get the MOT and b) have a look around their new smart as you like showroom. Its really nicely put together with lots of space to walk around look at the bikes and comes with a lovely waiting area with a telly and a good coffee machine. They are having the official opening of the new showroom tomorrow, complete with former MotoGP rider Michael Laverty in attendance. Their website is www.bournemouthbikes.com and if you pop down, tell Mike I said hi.
Parked outside was the bike you see below. A proper streetfightered FireBlade, complete with a car back wheel on the single sided swing arm. It was amazing and totally spotless to boot.
Bit of a pain really, but there is an Arai 5 Star dealer near me so as I'm heading out to meet Phil, of Phil O's Garage, for a long overdue catch up tomorrow, I may pop in first thing before meeting up to see if I can order the right part.
Until I get it though, I'll be heading out in my HJC instead. See, this is why you should have more than one lid good readers....either that, or do what I did, just buy it because you fancied it.