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Discussion in 'Australia' started by OldOzy, Jul 8, 2009.
2020 might be the time to buy a new road bike.
^ The look of the Katana didn't grab me the first time around , this new thing sure has not got any better looking either to my eye . I can't fathom the reason to make the rear subframe of the bike 10 inches above the rear tyre when the rear wheel travel is 4 inches either .
At Mithorpe last week
Also at Milthorpe!!!
Not my cup of tea but admire the way they have kept the Katana look about it. When I look at a bike it still amazes me how much detail there is if you take the time to look closely. Compared to a slab sided car they are master pieces. We're very lucky.
Never heard of them before. Not keen on the frame ( machined from solid ) but very clever.
"Norton’s Head of Design Simon Skinner said:
“We’re right at the end of the design phase, about to start the tooling and should see the first engines in the next couple of months. This picture (above) is based around the fully engineered CAD, so the geometry is right, the frame is right, the balance is right, everything is now spot on. I’ve tried to make it a little bit edgier, so that it sits naturally between our 961 Commando and the V4. It’s not a retro scrambler like, say, BMW and Triumph are doing. I didn’t want to create a retro bike. Instead the closest other bike out there is probably the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled but this a more premium, more powerful motorcycle. This ‘high’, off-road-style version has more premium parts such as twin Brembo M50 monoblocs while the more road- focused ‘low’ version is expected to cost less than £10,000 (approximately $13,000). It was always planned to be a sub-£10k motorcycle. And that is still the plan. If we want to grow our volumes we have to be at that price point. It’s a game-changer for us.”"
Next years Scrapheap bike in final development stages. Its gonna be a deadset gamechanger!
OK , so OldDog is out , Mulga Bill is in . It is gunna be a long push Bill !
Mulga Bill! Spoon Bill! How many identities can this interstate man of mystery have?
What model is that...? The "Jigsaw Puzzle".
with the relocation to WA, perhaps Bill will leave his tuppaware fetisch behind him, and move on to more traditional wooden mediums in the future, for his "trundling through the scrub" excursions;
OLD DOG BILL'S BICYCLE a.k.a. the "tuppaware timebomb"
by A.B. "Woody" Paterson
'Twas Old Dog Bill, from Cobar Shire, that caught the orange craze;
He turned away the boxer twin that served him many days;
He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen;
He hurried off to town to buy, an orange tuppaware machine;
And as he pushed it out the door, with air of lordly pride,
The mousey shop assistant said, "Excuse me mate... can you ride?"
"See here, young bloke," said Old Dog Bill, "from Condo' to the sea,
From slowbikes lap to Marble Bar; there's none can ride like me.
I'm good all round at everything and as everybody's seen,
I've spent lots of nights, in Pezz's shed making scrap of bikes I'm keen...
While re-builds are my special gift, my biggest sole delight;
Is asking sceptics if they talk shit, or the mexicans if they bite?
There's nothing clothed in Gore-Tex, built of tuppaware or steel,
That rides or jumps, and trips or falls - arse over head or wheel,
But where I'll sit, while hide will hold and grip on handlebar remains:
I'll start this orange two-wheeled concern; regardless of the stains."'
Twas Old Dog Bill, from Cobar Shire, that contemplated his first ride,
A way's down south of Bobadah... 'round the Condo' countryside.
He turned off down past Nymagee and headed toward the start,
But he'd hardly got it into fifth... and it fuckin' nearly flew apart!
It left the track, he went through the trees, just like an orange streak;
Nope I guess we were misstaken... he was headed for "Shit Creek".
It shaved a stump by half an inch, it dodged a white shit-box:
The sheep shaggers in fright they went, a scrambling up the rocks,
The scrapheapers hid behind their wrecks, frightened by the sound,
as Old Dog Bill, white as Neville's arse, sat tight to every bound.
It struck a ditch and made a leap that cleared a fallen bike,
He screamed out to his forum mates; "Come and try this - if ya's like?!"
And then just as Old Dog Bill - let out one last despairing "faaark"!
It cleared a ditch of twenty feet and in the tabledrain it did park.
'Twas Old Dog Bill, from Cobar Shire, that slowly came around:
"Why is it ev'ry time I ride; I ends up lyin' on the ground?!
I've rode a Cobar Princess 'round a bar to win a bet,
But Tuppaware's the wildest ride that I've encountered yet.
I'll give that orange outlaw best; it's shaken all my nerve
To feel it whistle through the air and plunge and buck and swerve.
I'm off back to building scrappers; had my taste of the bitter orange pill,
And no more salami slicers either... for the one named Old Dog Bill."
Ah yes Mulga Bills bloody KTM directed at that recalcitrant Rallye. I could never help myself on that bike always flat out.....sometimes quite literally!
Who’d love a Peugeot
It's all there TSC.
Its Mary Poppins
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