Old Flames

Some of the bikes I've owned over the years, no photos for a Honda CG 125, a Honda 90 cub with screen, a Bultaco sherpa trials bike and a Yamaha XT 350 which was stripped rebuilt and nicked before i even got it insured!

Kawasaki Kmx 125 ; this was the second one, the first one (green) was nicked, so was this one!


Kawasaki Gpz 600 only a year old, this was also nicked! but came back and was written off by insurance.


Honda CB 250 Superdream, sold on


Fantic K Roo 250


Yamaha FZR 750, bought like this, then made into a street fighter, no pics unfortunately


Kawasaki ZXR 750, which ended up like...


this


 Ktm LC4 640 Supermoto, traded in for the BMW GS


From 2006 we rode a BMW R1150 GS adventure.
It's the same bike Ewan Mcgregor and Charlie Boorman used on the long way round and was very comfy for long periods in the saddle, our longest day was 520 miles from home to Reims in France, but we did quiet a few runs over 400 miles. The main differences between this and the standard GS is the ride height and the larger 30 liter fuel tank which has a range of about 300 miles even when fully loaded.
We had Touratech aluminium luggage with Kreiga bags inside, a Krausser top box big enough to take the 2 helmets, and an Alpinestars tank bag which converted into a backpack. The bike performed perfectly for nearly 7 years, covering  over 19000 miles through 13 countries, then the final bearing failed 70 miles from home on our last trip on it before we sold it, I'm sure it was sulking!



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