Mike's Scotland thread.

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Yodagoat, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Yodagoat

    Yodagoat Made in Scotland

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    Hi guys. If anyone is after any info on touring Scotland give me a shout here. I have found quite a few nice places to visit since I started living here when I was born.

    Cheers

    Mike
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  2. Yodagoat

    Yodagoat Made in Scotland

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    Playsatan Been here awhile

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    Same corner back in September

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  15. Yodagoat

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    Aye, the Bealach Na Ba to Applecross is a popular place. If you ever camp over at Applecross head to the Waterside Cafe in Lochcarron for a challenge breakfast.
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    Yodagoat Made in Scotland

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    Had my shot today. Loved it. I found the engine to have plenty poke, the handling to be confidence inspiring with loads of feedback and a light, flickable feel. The brakes didn't feel quite as strong but this might be due to the significant dive in the front end. I didn't feel like the bike struggled to slow enough, just that I had to give the lever an extra squeeze. It's got plenty poke. I could hit 100 mph easy and it sat at 90 with less wind noise than my GS, although the Africa Twin i rode hand the high screen.
    I'm comparing it to my hexhead 2013 GSA. Most of my use for my GS is several (5- 10) camping trips a year with one or two longer trips with the girlfriend, although I really should say fiance these days. My GS is awesome and does everything I need but at a huge expense financially for me. My PCP is up on the GSA and my plan was to keep it as I'm not so keen on the watercooled GS, I'm now seriously tempted by the Honda. I'll never hear a boad word said against a GS. They're fucking amazing bikes but if you get a shot of the Africa Twin put all the specs and BHP pish to the back of your mind. It is great fun.
    Here's my photos (excuse the quality, phone stuff)

    [​IMG]New Africa Twin. by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]New Africa Twin. by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]New Africa Twin. by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]New Africa Twin. by Mike, on Flickr

    Cheers

    Mike
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    tigersteve Been here awhile

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    Great photos as usual Mike !
    Wasn't expecting an Africa Twin report too !!
    Thats a bonus as I am thinking seriously about one ....
    Nothing wrong with the AT shots- very atmospheric I reckon , glad you liked it
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    Thanks Steve. The GS is now away so we'll see how well the Honda really is over time when I get my new one in a a couple o months.
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