Not a bad idea Larry.... we could call it Old Farts Section
Quite a nice day up here in Shropshire today, so rang around a few dealers and managed to get a couple of hours on a Speedmaster..
Got to say, I was very impressed. I was a bit tentative to begin with, itís around 6 years since Iíve even sat on a bike never mind ridden one
But I took a nice easy route out of town, and then onto a dual carriageway.. the bike felt very stable, but a little jerky when trying to pull away smoothly from traffic lights etc. Iím sure that was more me than the bike though.
On the way back I deliberately choose a convoluted route, through country lanes and small villages, and finally right through the centre of Chester. I managed to feel much more confident towards the end of the ride.. I did around 70 miles, with a cup of tea half way, and regarding comfort, leg position etc it was very good. At 60 mph the bike wafted along nicely, with plenty in reserve to make a smart overtake of slower vehicles..
I definitly prefer the styling of the Bobber, so thatís what Iím going to look out for. But if it doesnít work out, I now know that a Speedmaster will do what. I need it to... so itís a thumbs up from me..