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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 144,317
Posted By branchen
eicma 2015 (99,99%)

eicma 2015 (99,99%)
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,251
Posted By branchen
Keep the FZ1 (alternative: get the S10)

Keep the FZ1

(alternative: get the S10)
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,833
Posted By branchen
I regret the sale of my 1st Gen FZ1. Best...

I regret the sale of my 1st Gen FZ1.
Best overall bike I ever owned (and verrrrry fast).

But now I am much more comfortable :evil (and ride a lot more)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-04-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9,533
Views: 2,268,192
Posted By branchen
Do you like the Michelin Pilot Road tyres?

Do you like the Michelin Pilot Road tyres?
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 26,516
Posted By branchen
Yes, an Italian magazine ...

Yes, an Italian magazine

http://www.gpone.com/Honda-VFR800-il-turismo-e-sportivo.html

Sincerely, the test descrition is not deeply accurate.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-12-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 565,917
Posted By branchen
passo del Giogo, Firenzuola, Italy

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AbIUHvUs1Kc/Ux83w1xwLKI/AAAAAAAADmk/f3yeKTmOx1w/w920-h450-no/GoPro-2014_03_11.png
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-12-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 565,917
Posted By branchen
Durmitor National Park, Montenegro

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/fbKaC0En8gtUYBHKGDDddGgqIHqEO4taSq9NwXKmCD4=w1344-h1008-no
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-12-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4,507
Views: 670,064
Posted By branchen
Ponte di Vizzano, Pontecchio Marconi, Bologna - Italy

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RRXd0moM9gw/UyAkCB494AI/AAAAAAAADnM/6CciVUzlFVU/w1280-h720-no/vlcsnap-2014-03-11-15h01m07s139.png
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,137
Posted By branchen
Nice to read someone is still looking for this...

Nice to read someone is still looking for this old thread of mine.

Meanwhile, after the VFR, I owned one FZS 1000 Fazer (FZ1 1st gen for North Americans) and now I am the happy rider of a Yamaha...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-23-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,507
Views: 670,064
Posted By branchen
Torre d'Oglio (Mantova, Italy)

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-52QKDWslhvs/UkBgD0qYtKI/AAAAAAAADd0/S-blzF08Iw8/w768-h576-no/IMG_20130922_170007.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10,327
Views: 1,758,602
Posted By branchen
Just got my Worldcrosser last week. Now I am ok...

Just got my Worldcrosser last week.
Now I am ok for a while :evil:evil:evil:clap:clap:clap

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9glewSETTaE/T4L_NwPZ0SI/AAAAAAAAG3c/N4-VLfGbSKE/s800/image.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,302
Posted By branchen
Yellow DN-01

from Hungary

http://s8.postimg.org/g1t16l439/1063772_4391596963178_750485593_o.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,302
Posted By branchen
Yellow Multistrada

http://s16.postimg.org/pfb2qxqph/francesco_pavinato_multi_gialla_2.jpg

custom painted
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-29-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,302
Posted By branchen
Not mine but found on the net... (yellow NC700x) ...

Not mine but found on the net... (yellow NC700x)

http://s10.postimg.org/wif33e1op/NC700_X_potholes.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,071
Posted By branchen
My current bike, a 2005 FZ1 (named FZS 1000 Fazer...

My current bike, a 2005 FZ1 (named FZS 1000 Fazer in Europe).
Much easier to ride than I thought, much faster than my previous VFR in normal road trips, much better fuel consumption... great bike.
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,820
Posted By branchen
In the past I changed my bikes because I totalled...

In the past I changed my bikes because I totalled them :baldy :cry :shog.

Now I would like to change because my requirements changed (I want more weather protection, basically)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,971
Views: 924,335
Posted By branchen
Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy. ...

Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SstTowVvUgQ/T_IRFzm-vXI/AAAAAAAADOM/kl10LjwxPBw/s779/IMG_0647.JPG
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By branchen
Nice dual sport ride! I have same bike and...

Nice dual sport ride!

I have same bike and same tyres, and I love them!

Fabrizio
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,836
Posted By branchen
I already have it :D (Yamaha FZ1 first gen)

I already have it :D

(Yamaha FZ1 first gen)
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,399
Views: 604,769
Posted By branchen
Best VFR color (I had one identical...

Best VFR color (I had one identical :evil:evil:evil)
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,434
Posted By branchen
Me too I did a dualsport ride with my FZS1000...

Me too I did a dualsport ride with my FZS1000 last sunday

Passo di Croce Arcana, between Emilia-Romagna and Toscana.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,434
Posted By branchen
Wow! Congratulations Fitty, the FZ1 first gen...

Wow!
Congratulations Fitty, the FZ1 first gen is a great bike!
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5,797
Views: 1,226,929
Posted By branchen
And what about dynamic behaviour? Does the bike...

And what about dynamic behaviour?
Does the bike feel "slow"?
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,501
Posted By branchen
I agree about Triumph Tiger 800... but I feel...

I agree about Triumph Tiger 800... but I feel that the new Honda NC700X could fit for you.
Automatic/manual transmission, good torque, reasonably cheap... you have to enjoy the look...

Just wait...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,314
Posted By branchen
I found some info: the engine was an Husqvarna...

I found some info: the engine was an Husqvarna 530 (65 HP @ 8500 rpm)

Here you can read something (http://www.modenatoday.it/sport/motori-unimore-formula-student-monoposto.html) (in Italian...).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,314
Posted By branchen
I know that in Italy (Modena or Ferrara) some...

I know that in Italy (Modena or Ferrara) some students used a big thumper for their Formula Student car.
At the moment I do not have more details.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,964
Posted By branchen
Did you see the Alcan fairing? ...

Did you see the Alcan fairing?

http://craigvetter.com/pages/Vetter_Fairings/Alcan-Fairing/Alcan-Fairing%20-P1.html

...
Forum: Australia 10-05-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,171
Posted By branchen
This should be a spyshot of the "naked bike"...

This should be a spyshot of the "naked bike" version

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/279730/images/honda-1.jpg
Forum: Europe 09-02-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By branchen
Wonderful area! I was there 10 days ago.

Wonderful area!
I was there 10 days ago.
Forum: Europe 09-02-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,218
Posted By branchen
Hello! I am Italian, but I say... France! ...

Hello!
I am Italian, but I say... France!

In particular Provence-Cote d'Azur.

You have better climate than average Northern Italy, and you are close to Alps and Spain.
Forum: Racing 06-20-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 624,986
Posted By branchen
They put 800 engine in 2012-1000 chassis?

They put 800 engine in 2012-1000 chassis?
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,101
Posted By branchen
Pr3

Go with Michelin Pilot Road 3.

I had PR2 and they were fine (10500 km with lot of highway ride).
Then I tried Pirelli Angel ST, no good in rain, they lasted only 6000 km.

Now I have PR3, very...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,658
Posted By branchen
Had one in the past (1994 to 2001). Very nice...

Had one in the past (1994 to 2001).
Very nice ride.
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By branchen
In fact the best results are with the low Yamaha...

In fact the best results are with the low Yamaha original screen, low buffeting and low noise (but... lot of bugs... and cold).
But maybe there is BIG screen that works... for the long trips....
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By branchen
Hi, which 21" windscreen do you use? At the...

Hi, which 21" windscreen do you use?

At the moment I have a Givi screen and the standard low Yamaha screen.
The Givi screen creates a lot of noise and air turbulences...

I own a 2005 FZ1...
Forum: EMEA 03-20-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,174
Posted By branchen
Oh no, it's not my website (wish it was mine!). ...

Oh no, it's not my website (wish it was mine!).

I met the webmaster/owner some years ago during a bike tour around Apennines :thumbup
Forum: EMEA 03-17-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,174
Posted By branchen
Ciao, Italy is divided in regions ...

Ciao,
Italy is divided in regions

http://www.vguay.com/immagini/d/4252-3/regioni-italiane.gif

To see a good selection of places ordered by regions you can have a look at Freevax's page...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-11-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 565,917
Posted By branchen
http://i51.tinypic.com/xf0nck.jpg Sunday...

http://i51.tinypic.com/xf0nck.jpg

Sunday February 6th, 2011, Cingoli (Macerata), Italy.
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,404
Posted By branchen
New California and Scrambler spy shots

From the Montecarlo meeting of Piaggio Group:

http://www.motoblog.it/post/28018/foto-spia-delle-nuove-moto-guzzi-california-e-v7-scrambler
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 47,425
Posted By branchen
Can you add the "small" Ténéré XT660Z ? ...

Can you add the "small" Ténéré XT660Z ?

Thanks for the good job!
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