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New bike...
« on: August 30, 2018, 04:59:33 PM »
Not for myself, my Dad, he is 75(I think!) this year and only passed his test a few years ago, he has a 1967 BSA Bantam and a 2016 Honda CB500 in the garage, in the last year or so he has struggled manouvering at slow speed the Honda, these A2 300/400s are considerably lighter and do seem popular with the old(er) folks as much as new A2 riders .

He was more confident with it and didnt fear getting caught out quite so easy, anyway, I took it for a spin and was impressed, it hit just under 90MPH along this short straight, dont suppose there was much more left(claimed 35BHP) but it was peppy enough and braked and handled ( in a bouncy kinda way) a treat, comfy too,  im sure he'll be more than happy with it when it arrives in a couple of weeks.


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Re: New bike...
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 05:43:32 PM »
Congratulations --- looks like a fun bike  :305:

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Re: New bike...
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 05:58:50 PM »
Hats off to your dad. I hope Im still riding at 75  :305:

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Re: New bike...
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 02:29:37 PM »
 :008:  " hes 75 - I think)   :018:
What a cracking bike, ive always fancied something like that, but with a more powerful engine. But not a big heavy Touring bike.

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Re: New bike...
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 10:19:22 PM »
good on im need more like him. i am 64 going on 18!!!

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Re: New bike...
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2018, 08:10:44 PM »
Thanks for the comments, like many of his age, he struggles at times with arthritis etc but he doesnt complain & gets out when he can, we met up today, him on the Bantam, which is lovely wee thing, lets hope we are all riding at that age and more eh.




 


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