The new Ducati Monster S2R, Triumph Speed Triple, Yamaha MT-01 and the Benelli TNT 1130 were all exhibited at the motorcycle fair last week. The naked bike category is getting well assorted as more brands jump the wagon. My favourites at the moment are the Triple and the S2R, but I tip my lid in respect to all who are pushing borders in the category.
Testing the motorcycles At the fair I arranged with the various dealers to come by and try out these new additions, as soon as they have them in the shop. There is one thing that worries me though; what if I like one so much I want to swap the Honda? Trouble is that naked bikes are getting more extreme in the design to resemble the custom made street fighters. That typically does not leave much room for a passenger, and I know one lovely lady who’s not going to appreciate that (Remember the V-Rod tryout).
Two bikes (or more) is the only way That’s why it is every bloke’s right, to have two motorcycles (at least). One bike to ride with the girlfriend, fairly civilized but still cool enough so that she can show off to her girl friends. And one flame sprouting egocentric customized wide tyred upside down forked propane fuelled camouflage painted super bike, he can brag about to the mates. Guess I’ll just start out by trying the bikes first and see what happens. If you have anything you’d like me to notice when I take them for a ride, advice on a specific bike or whatever. Just let me know.