February 21, 2011
Typically it rained, not heavily most of the time, but it was still wet and pretty damn chilly too 😦 The photographer arrived just after one and we tried waiting for a bit to see if the rain would let up, but it wasn’t to be and we had to press on and take the photos.
The bikes, both my Blade and my OH’s BladeFighter, looked stunning! Mine more so of course, not that I’m biased or anything but she is MY baby. My OH was tasked with moving the bikes round to the required positions for the photographer, a task he accomplished beautifully (please note: NOT being sarcastic or nuffin!!!) while I made tea, and did other general helpful stuff 😉
I was seriously impressed with how good the photos looked on the camera, my Fireblade looked like she was taking part in a Honda promotional photoshoot, and once that issue of Practical Sportsbikes comes out I’m gonna see if I can get copies of the photos. It would be great to have one of them to frame and put up on the wall somewhere at home..
Needless to say I’m also going to invest in a few copies of the magazine as well for posterity 🙂
February 20, 2011
A couple of weeks ago I saw an ad on a motorbike forum asking for photos of pre ’99 Fireblades, either restored or modified. Mine is neither really, but is pretty much original, in good nick and I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try. So I sent in a couple of photos just on the off chance. Well, just over a week ago I had a phone call and they are sending a photographer down and take some shots tomorrow 🙂
It’s been a busy week for my OH as his bike was apart having some upgrades done on it and he’s had to rebuild it so it’s ready, whereas I’ve just had to give mine a bloody good clean and polish. Yesterday was spent washing, cleaning and waxing and today I rode her down to where the shoot is taking place. A quick going over to get rid of the little bit of dirt she picked up on the way down and she’s good to go 🙂
My baby sure does scrub up well 🙂
1995 Urban Tiger
I really can’t wait for tomorrow to come now 🙂
December 11, 2010
As promised in this post, here is a update on the new Hein Gericke store opening near Oxford on the A40 at the Eynsham roundabout.. It’s open 😀
Here are their contact details,
Hein Gericke Oxford, Eynsham Roundabout, Eynsham, Oxford. OX29 4EN
TEL. 01865 883307
Being located where it is, it has brilliant access and apparently has excellent parking facilities. I shall have to pop down there sometime soon and have a nose round 😀
Here’s an online copy of their latest catalogue, just in case you fancy a nose.. (well, Christmas is just round the corner!!!)
Oh and talking of Christmas, they even do a Christmas Wish List you can print off and give to those closest to you 😀
December 8, 2010
As ya know one of the GREAT things about Motorcycle Live is being able to sit on bikes and try them out for size so I did!!!!!!
Here I am on the Ninja 😀
As you can see I was able to totally flat foot on both sides when sitting on it. I found it felt quite slim as well! All well and good when you’re only 5′ 3″ tall!!!
Next up is me on the CBR600. Sat on this one I was only able to get the balls of both feet on the floor which quite surprised me considering how I felt on the Fireblade!
Here I am on the Fireblade 😀 I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I could get both feet flat on the floor on the Blade. I wasn’t expecting it to be as small as it is, gawd knows how big blokes manage to ride it comfortable. I felt like it fitted me like a glove!
After the Urban Tiger colour scheme I personally think the HRC colours are the next best. I just loved that bike and after riding my ’95 Fireblade it felt so tiny. I may just have to look out for one ina few years time 😀
The photo which makes me giggle the most is the next one! I’m only little ( 5′ 3″!!!) and have said for almost 2 years that I’d love a crosser of some sort but being as little as I am I reckon I’ll have a few issues! Yer I know that riding crossers off road is different than riding on the street but you still have to stop sometime without falling over, and therein lies my problem. The crossers I saw at the show seemed to have seat heights that were mostly about the level of my waist 😦
Until we found this one 😀
Finally one I can fit on!!! 😀
December 7, 2010
Here is the last video in the series from Motorcycle Live for the 2010 show 😦
December 6, 2010
Here are a few rather nice custom bikes from the Custom Xtreme stand and the rest of the show 😀
While quite afew of them aren’t quite ‘my cup of tea’, you can’t fail to appreciate the workmanship which has gone into them! They are beautiful.
December 5, 2010
Here we go, more eye candy for fighter fans 😀