1,500 Mile Tour on the Bobber - Notes
Hi, just got back from a 1,500 mile trip from the uk through France, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium so wanted to give a couple notes on using the Bobber for touring. First, it’s perfect! I’m 6” and 80kgs and I didn’t have a single issue riding down an entire tank of fuel in one sitting on the motorway and we did a minimum of 400km a day with no rest days. This includes a few blasts on the autobahns with 100mph over takes but I have to admit I 100% could not get faster than that, possibly the luggage drag but that was it.
The only thing that gave me a scare once was in the French hills we found some awesome hairpins, got carried away and just made it to a fuel station with less than half a litre left. Kindly my support Tiger agreed to carry a 5L fuel can for me but we never had to use it.
Luggage wise, I grabbed the Triumph pannier rails and just strapped an old pair of Oxford panniers to them, which gave more than enough space for a week.
Overall there wasn’t a single point where I felt like I wanted to swap with my mates Tiger and in the Swiss alps he wanted to swap with me as I had to keep pulling over to wait for him. I could pass anything on the road except a fuel station!
I’ve had 2 x Suzuki GSXR 600, Suzuki TL1000R, BMW K1200S and some other bikes and I never felt for a moment I brought the wrong bike.
Last edited by Crook; 07-10-2018 at 05:46 AM.
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