Having temporarily lost the use of my car to a severe case of head-gasketitus it was with absolutely no marked reluctance whatsoever that I resorted to using my motorbike.
It’s true certain inanimate objects can spark emotion because I actually feel guilty about leaving it locked away for sometimes months on end!
Maybe I feel guilty about the fact it’s money doing nothing? But I don’t think so.
I know what I feel and it’s definately guilt over not getting out there and enjoying the freedom you feel on a bike!
I recently replaced the slightly illegal exhaust pipe for the much quieter standard alternative and it makes the ride so much more relaxing than before.
The previous exhaust probably didn’t have much in the way of baffles….
It’s a 1.2ltr motorbike so not as economical as a moped but still much more economical than any car I know of! (There are probably some more economical cars, but I don’t know what they are! – Apart from the Smart Electric car I saw at last years motorshow but that’s a different ball park, I’m talking internal combustion engines..!)
The tax for a bike 600cc or over is £64 per annum. My fully comp insurance is under £150 (with legal cover) and the enjoyment factor is worth so much more!
Roll on this long hot summer we’re expecting!