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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi everyone!! I'm an spanish guy, the proud owner of an Africa Twin XRV 750 R RD07 since one month ago. For me, this bike is a myth because of its storie and success. I love it, and when one week before a friend of me told me about making a video with this bike as the main character, I said...
  2. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, well due to work and weather I've not been out much lately so it was great to get out on the bike today. I decided to head over to Carr bridge as it had been in the news lately due to being endangered during the current flooding and I was glad to see the almost 400yr old bridge was still...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, took the Bonneville out for a run today as the weather was, well, to say the least, unusual! 14c when I left the house and blueish skies, on the 19th Dec in the NE of Scotland? I only put in 100 miles but man it was brilliant! Small pockets of snow in the Cairngorm mountain range but...
  4. Africa Twin
    Hi all, not posted on here for a while, thought I'd update on what I've been up to lately. I put down a deposit on the new Africa twin a few months ago and as a thank you Mr Honda sent me up a couple of tickets for the bike show to come down and have a look at the bike close up before the show...
  5. Yamaha
    Hi all, while waiting for my new Africa Twin to turn up (spoke to Honda Ecosse today, confirmed I'll get the first one in)I decided to have a look around at what's out there that interests me as I feel the need! I've still got my Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer which I love to bits and am heading to...
  6. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, two weekends in a row with blue skies and sun up here in the Highlands! I took the Elefant out for a run this afternoon, thought I'd share a couple of pics with you all. Still loving the Ducati SS750 motor, although I might have to learn to behave as it slurps petrol like a sportsbike...
  7. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, I had a pretty shitty week this week, long hrs, long distance, just glad to be home for the weekend and take a bike out to blow off the cobwebs! I decided to take my 700 Honda Transalp and head east as the weather was folding in from the west with wind and rain. From Elgin I headed up...
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, been a tad busy lately so I've been quiet on here. I've been down in England through work for the last month so bike time is very limited, but love to get out when I get home for a couple of days. I had a ride on my old Africa Twin yesterday to blow out the cobwebs, I managed to do a few...
  9. Africa Twin
    Well, those who know me, will know I'm on my seventh Honda Africa twin, third RD04, also four RD07's, over 100k miles on XRV750 Hondas! Just love those V Twins! I decided to take on an old Ducati powered Cagiva 705e Elefant that had been in storage for over eight yrs and reinstate it to the...
  10. Cagiva
    Hi all, well, with having a bit of spare time on my hands as I wait for my new job to start I've been busy with the Garden, getting my Africa Twin back on the road and now I've moved on to my old Cagiva Elefant! The bike has sat for over a year with very little been done to it so thought I'd...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I wasn't sure whether to put this in as a ride report or bikes? It was a ride out so it is a ride report but it's the bike I'm really praising today! Up early as Fiona was working today so I set off after 09.00 heading up Speyside from Knockando to Grantown on Spey, a quick stop to see if there...
  12. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, took a week off work (and decided not to go back!) so last weekend Fiona and myself organized a van, loaded in the Transalp and headed down to our good friend Simon Hudsons in Barnoldswick! Van booked from Enterprise for 08.30 on Friday, eventually get the van at 12.40! Not a great...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Simpsons tour Europe! 2014 Hi all, just back from our summer vacation 2014! Fiona, riding her BMW G650GS and myself riding the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer set off for our usual summer trip on the bikes from Elgin in the northeast of Scotland heading for the other side of the border to catch...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    A new pair of Tourances were fitted to the Crosstourer on Monday ready for our trip to Europe next month so seemed a reasonable excuse for a run into the Highlands of Scotland to scrub them in! I thought I'd share the route and some pics with you all! I set off at 10.00 this morning (Saturday)...
  15. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Fiona and myself set off on the Friday morning from the NE of Scotland down to Cumbria for our fourth Boil rally. We had one shower passing over the Lecht from Tomintoul to Strathdon then a dry run all the way down to Kirkby Stephen. Once the tent was up we had a nice meal and spoke to a few of...
  16. Africa Twin
    Hi all, just thought I would let you know how I'm getting on with my Africa Twin tank! I bought a blue Africa Twin last month and have been swapping white plastics from my old one on to it to make a good looking RD04 for myself to run. The tank was better than mine so I decided to paint the...
  17. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    NOW SOLD Ok, I am selling my RD04 Africa Twin. I have run this bike for two years as a winter hack so firstly, it is a rough example that would make either a good hack or a renovation project. Due to identity issues it has a Q registration but I've had no problems with this and have all...
  18. Transalp
    I took my 2009 Transalp out for a run today again. This'll be three weeks with the Transalp as a second bike, although, I must admit I've not taken the Crosstourer out since the Alp came home, it's just I haven't had time! I've had a couple of solo runs and a Sunday run with Fiona on the back of...
  19. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I took a run down to spectate at a round of the Scottish National Enduro this afetrnoon, it was held down the Boar's head wood, just a few miles from my house. I took a ride through the forest tracks to the pits down at the gun emplacements. Quite a few competing going by the amount of support...
  20. Transalp
    I picked my Transalp up today, took it home through some of the most stunning roads here in the Highlands. I left Inverurie, just outside Aberdeen on the NE of Scotland, I headed to Alford by back roads through Kemnay, up to the Toll of Mossat, through Strathdon and over the Lecht to Tomintoul...
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