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Old 02-07-2009, 04:02 PM   #286
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:21 PM   #287
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:01 PM   #288
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Blood, you seem like a BSA-phile....yes?
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:51 PM   #289
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love them brits.

Pretty sure that last one is a trump.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:14 PM   #290
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She might be hot...but that's no reason the block the view of the bike!

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Old 02-08-2009, 08:37 PM   #291
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Couldn't tell - all them Beezers and Trumpets look the same to me.

Doug - fellow Nortonista here. Why ya think I haven't bothered to distinguish the BSAs and Triumphs.

Although, the pathetic fact is, I know there isn't a Beezer or Trumpet out there to match my Commando. But I still want one of each. (1968 or 1969 please.)

And a Brough Superior, and a Vincent (anything but a prince, please). And a 74 Ducati 750SS with round cases. That's it. Then I'll stop. Oh, and a panhead HD. But that really is it...And a Royal Enfield Interceptor and Laverda Jota. Okay, that really is it.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:51 PM   #292
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Couldn't tell - ...I still want one of each. (1968 or 1969 please.)
And a Brough Superior, and a Vincent..And a Royal Enfield Interceptor and Laverda Jota. Okay, that really is it.
Don't forget the AJS 7R....

I need a Triumph Tripple, then I'll have one of each wiht a different motor configuration. A BSA Single, Norton Twin, and Triumph Tripple; although I do want my friends Manx and I am Norton Biased.....
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:53 PM   #293
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Doug - fellow Nortonista here. Why ya think I haven't bothered to distinguish the BSAs and Triumphs.

Although, the pathetic fact is, I know there isn't a Beezer or Trumpet out there to match my Commando. But I still want one of each. (1968 or 1969 please.)
I have older British bikes as well but to be fair I don't see them competing with the Commando in any type of comparison. The latter (introduced in 1967) belongs to a later generation of bikes...the first generation labelled "Superbikes", including Honda 4's, BSA/Triumph triples, H1's etc where it acquitted itself very well. With light weight, great handling, disc brake stopping and strong performance it's still very practical to run in modern day traffic...by classic bike standards anyway! I don't compare my Commando to it's older BSA garage mate any more then to my Yamaha FZ1!

And for the purposes of this thread...while a girl looks just about any bike, the Norton tradition there is hard to beat!

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Old 02-10-2009, 08:05 AM   #294
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I would suggest to have a look at this spanish site,
http://motopiezas.nireblog.com/cat/chicas-y-motos
not only for the girls but also for the other pictures of old skool bikes pieces.
Pieces are not for sale they say.
enjoy it.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:43 PM   #295
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I have older British bikes as well but to be fair I don't see them competing with the Commando in any type of comparison. The latter (introduced in 1967) belongs to a later generation of bikes...the first generation labelled "Superbikes", including Honda 4's, BSA/Triumph triples, H1's etc where it acquitted itself very well. With light weight, great handling, disc brake stopping and strong performance it's still very practical to run in modern day traffic...by classic bike standards anyway! I don't compare my Commando to it's older BSA garage mate any more then to my Yamaha FZ1!

And for the purposes of this thread...while a girl looks just about any bike, the Norton tradition there is hard to beat!

Poor girl got dressed in the dark!
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:51 PM   #296
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Oops, it's a girl?! I thought it was Rod Stewart!!
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:13 PM   #297
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:23 PM   #298
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I can't get this one to stick but don't miss it:





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Old 02-16-2009, 05:49 AM   #299
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Not so late after all?

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i always knew i was born too late.
Well, I think Elspeth is still a foxy lady today, but then I guess I'm biased!
(And very lucky!).
I would upload some recent pics of her, but for some reason the website won't let me upload. However, there are 3 recent pics of her at the Ace Cafe launch of Sam Manicom's latest book, Distant Suns, in London, last November.
They are on Sam Manicom's site here:
http://www.sam-manicom.com/dslaunchpage.html
Just keep scrolling down till you get to them. I think the best is the last.

Elspeth also features in both the book and DVD of Nick Sanders' 'Biker Britain' made in 2006.
http://www.nicksanders.com/publications.htm
She's always popping up (with her Basic R80GS) in the 2002 Threshing Barn programme of Grand Designs and in an episode of 'The World's Most Extreme Homes' that was made in 2005.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:26 AM   #300
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Elspeth

showing how Elspeth's bike looked when she set off around the world, before her first crash, which broke the fairing! (BMW in Harley Street)

One from 2004, doing the KTM Adventure weekend in Devon, as written about by Paul Blex in TBM, and another from 2004, with Paul Blezard and his much abused R1150GS in North Wales.







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