Iíve never named a vehicle before the R100GS. But it does seem to be a trend here and Penny, the lovely pillion, decided that it needed a name. She came home from roller derby training and told me about Battle Panda; a drill where you take hits repeatedly until you fall over. So what better than a name to describe the inevitable?
Besides, it has a panda eye:
Also, you could argue that itís fat, heavy, slow and ungainly. But Battle Panda with all its faults, will be taking Penny and I as far as it will let us. 2-up, loaded-up and pitted against any terrain we can put before it.
Weíll see how we get on with that in due time. First I will do my best to prepare Battle Panda for the worst...