So after test riding the BMW r1200gs and Triumph explorer 1200 it seem to me the triumph is a much nicer bike, for me it’s more comfortable, better ride quality, more powerful, better wind protection, feels better built, more refind and more powerful. It looks better too. But I wouldn’t have enough to buy it for another 12 months. And ye miserable [email protected] put me off a loan or pcp.

So now I’m thinking a V-strom 1000, second hand maybe 2009/2010. Has anyone here had/have one? Is there any issues with them? Is it worth considering?

Source: V-Strom

For Sale : Spyke 1 Piece Race Leathers

For Sale : Spyke 1 Piece Race Leathers

Posting up here in case anybody might be interested.

Size EU48 Uk38" chest 32" waist (very snug at these sizes)
Made of a mix of Kangaroo and cow leather, which makes it lighter than most. Kangaroo leather is what the pros use.
Top quality Italian suit. As good as dainese, alpinestars etc.
Removable lining. Hard armour on knees, shins, elbows.
External carbon protectors on knees and shoulders. Perforation to the front for ventilation.
Very little use so in excellent condition with no damage.

Source: For Sale : Spyke 1 Piece Race Leathers

BSB 2015 Donington Park Results

BSB 2015 Donington Park Results

Race 1 Superbikes

JAMES Ellison has won the opening race of the 2015 British Superbike championship at Donington Park, ahead of reigning Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and Milwaukee Yamaha’s Josh Brookes.

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Byrne and pole position sitter Ryuichi Kiyonari began their battle on the first lap, but Ellison carved his way ahead to lead the field into Craner Curves. Defending champion Byrne continued to battle his way to the front and took the lead before the exit of the Old Hairpin.

The Nissan GT-R Safety Car was deployed after Rhalf Lo Turco crashed out at Melbourne. With everyone bunched up once again, Ellison took the lead into Hollywood and denied Byrne a way past.

Milwaukee Yamaha’s Josh Brookes closed in on third-place Dan Linfoot during the final few laps. The pair dived around each other on the final lap, but it was Australian Brookes who finished on the last step of the podium.

Linfoot had to settle for fourth with Peter Hickman finishing fifth for the RAF Reserves BMW team.

Be Wiser Kawasaki’s Danny Buchan crashed out.

Tommy Bridewell finished sixth overall for the Tyco BMW team after battling it out with Christian Iddon.


Race one results:

1. James Ellison GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki
2. Shane Byrne GBR PBM Kawasaki +0.131
3. Josh Brookes AUS Milwaukee Yamaha +9.112
4. Dan Linfoot GBR Honda Racing +9.170
5. Peter Hickman GBR RAF Reserves BMW +11.276
6. Tommy Bridewell GBR Tyco BMW +16.139
7. Christian Iddon GBR Bennetts Suzuki +17.281
8. Chris Walker GBR Be Wiser Kawasaki +22.776
9. Michael Laverty GBR Tyco BMW +22.915
10. Richard Cooper GBR Anvil Hire TAG Racing Kawasaki +23.456
11. Stuart Easton GBR PBM Kawasaki +25.793
12. Robbie Harms DEN MotoDex BMW +26.867
13. Lee Jackson GBR Buildbase BMW +27.418
14. Ryuichi Kiyonari JPN Buildbase BMW +28.007
15. Luke Mossey GBR Quattro Plant Kawasaki +28.299
16. Broc Parkes AUS Milwaukee Yamaha +28.299
17. Filip Backlund GBR Anvil Hire TAG Racing Kawasaki +28.405
18. Josh Waters AUS Bennetts Suzuki +29.317
19. Jason O’Halloran AUS Honda Racing +29.449
20. Ian Hutchinson GBR PBM Kawasaki +40.273
21. Shaun Winfield GBR Anvil Hire TAG Racing Kawasaki +44.426
22. Danny Johnson GBR Morello Racing Kawasaki +44.580
23. Martin Jessopp GBR RidersMotorcycles BMW+47.309
24. David Johnson AUS MotoDex BMW +1:14.479

DNF. Victor Cox GBR Morello Racing Kawasaki
DNF. James Westmoreland GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki
DNF. Jack Kennedy IRE Team WD-40 Kawasaki
DNF. Jakub Smrz CZE Lloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati
DNF. Taylor Mackenzie GBR Team WD-40 Kawasaki
DNF. Danny Buchan GBR Be Wiser Kawasaki
DNF. Aaron Zanotti GBR A-Plant Yamaha
DNF. Billy McConnell AUS Smiths Racing BMW
DNF. Howie Mainwaring GBR Quattro Plant Kawasaki
DNF. Jenny Tinmouth GBR Honda Racing
DNF. Rhalf Lo Turco BRA SBK City Racing Kawasaki

Source: BSB 2015 Donington Park Results