August 11th, 2013
I was reading through my diary yesterday, that's the kind of diary where I see what's coming up, not the kind of diary where I secretly express my love and affection for the chemistry teacher and I see that I had noted down earlier in the year, that the MOT for my ZX7R expired today. Not that it makes any difference at the moment as I still have no idea what is going on. I don't have the bike, the Police haven't found it and the insurance company have gone quiet. All very annoying. I spent some time yesterday looking at alternatives and the Van Van still interests me, but I've started having little doubts about the power and the practicality of it. What remains the same thou is just how cheap it would be to run and that is still a huge positive. Could I stretch the finances to get a KTM Duke 125? Possibly. It would certainly still rack up the fun factor and be equally cheap to run and insure. If I wanted to sell it on, there would still very much be a market for one. Its orange too, which is no bad thing, although if I had the money and I really wanted an orange bike, there are really only two options. I could stick with KTM and get a RC8, or get myself at 08-09 ZX10R. Now we're talking. Not the most common of winter hacks. Utterly impractical and expensive....bugger!
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My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.