Friday, September 25, 2009

Bright Trip Cup Week-End - 31st Oct - 3rd Nov 09

Details of accommodation for the Bright Cup Weekend Trip

Depart Geelong on Saturday 31st October - destination Bairnsdale:

Saturday night - 31st Oct
Mitchell Motor Inn
Rates $90 for Geelong Triumph - Queen Rooms and Apartments with 5 beds

Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd November
Bogong View Motor Inn - Bright
Call Leanne on 57551422 & tell her your with Geelong Triumph - $50 deposit
Rates $90 Single; $100 2 sharing; $115 3 sharing

Leaving Bright on Tuesday 3rd November and coming back via Whitfield Road

So far there's about 11 booked in for the trip - should be a great week-end!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

For Sale - Sprint ST 1050

Well I've finally took the plunge and bought the bike I've been yearning for since I first took one for a demo ride last year. So, the Sprint's up for sale. I've always traded in on new bikes before but this time thought I'd have a go at selling the Sprint myself. I've listed on but thought I'd take advantage of this blog as well.

So here are some details in case anyone browsing this blog just happens to know of some lucky person that want's to be the new proud owner of this beautiful bike. Also, if I sell to someone that tells me they got a referral from someone reading this blog then I'll make sure a commission goes to the blog reader!

Here's some details:

Colour: Caspian Blue
Year: 2005
Kms: 34,000

Excellent condition bike that has always been garaged and dust covered.
Great bike for sports or touring Carbon Fibre Hugger/Chain Guard, Tail Tidy, Scotchcal paint protection film on high contact areas and fairing leading edge.
Full service history with 2 new Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tyres and brand new chain & sprockets
Comes with all original parts and full workshop manual on CD
Also have tank bag, throw-over bags and ventura rack & bag that I can negotiate with the bike or will sell separately if anyone's interested.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thunderbirds are go!

I had a quick chat to Waz today - he's just got back from a 3 day trip up north were Triumph provided 10 Thunderbirds for dealer test rides.
It sounds like they're an awesome machine & definitely the way to go if anyones after a big cruiser. He's definitely been smitten by the T'Bird bug - reckons they're amazing to ride - handling, power, braking all very impressive - maybe the best cruiser on the road!

Here's some photos I got from Waz.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Demo Day - Sat 12th Sept

I was in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago and happened to come across the demo rides happening at Peter Stevens in A'Beckett St. I stood there looking on wishing I just had a spare lid in the boot of the car. The new Bonnie SE caught my eye and as usual the Speed Triple gave me a warm glowing feeling!
I found out the following week that Geelong Peter Stevens were having demo rides on Sat 12th Sept - last Sat. So I got booked in on the Bonnie & asked for the Speed Triple straight after. The bad news I was told on the phone was that the Speed Triple wouldn't be there! Ah well, I thought, at least I won't be tempted!
Saturday morning came & I headed in for my ride on the Bonnie. I got in there & Craig tells me they've managed to get a Speed Triple...not good! I booked in for the Speed 3 straight after the Bonnie SE.
The Bonnie was very different. Handling was impeccable and the thump of that twin with the Arrow 2-1 pipes made it even hotter. The rumble when giving it a bit in 4th went right through me - awesome. I barely got out of 4th gear the whole way around the demo route. The smaller front wheel makes it turn into corners with ease. I couldn'd fault it except to say it does feel a bit on the small side but that might be just because I'm used to the Sprint.
Then it was time for the Speed Triple... what can I say except that I was smiling from ear to ear all the way - what a bike! Power, handling, braking, style all wrapped up in a neat package. Anyway, got back & put a deposit on one!! Now just have to sell the Sprint - so if you know anyone that wants one...!