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Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 172,626
Posted By samuelp
New 2010 GS spotted (well the engine at least)

Hello Gents,

We've managed to get our hands on a spy shot of the new 2010 R1200GS engine. I thought you might be interested in seeing it.
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Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2009, 04:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,468
Posted By samuelp
I'll ask Michael, I doubt he can say much about...

I'll ask Michael, I doubt he can say much about the S1000RR (since no-one outside BMW has had a go yet) but I'll see what he says about street-worthiness of the RSV1
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,468
Posted By samuelp
Aprilia RSV4 - First Ride

Hello Gents,

Michael is out there now testing the Aprilia RSV4. He has put his first impressions up here.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/222278/images/03aprilia-rsv4.jpg
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Forum: Europe 04-01-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,775
Posted By samuelp
Understood. Is the route something that would...

Understood. Is the route something that would want some coverage? I could go with my work hat on (MCN) or off.
Forum: Europe 04-01-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,040
Posted By samuelp
Peterborough here.

Peterborough here.
Forum: Europe 04-01-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,775
Posted By samuelp
So when would be good to go?

So when would be good to go?
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,791
Posted By samuelp
ARgh, something cut the URL. ...

ARgh, something cut the URL.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/videos/2009/March/mar2709-video-ducati-streetfighter-launch/

Does that work?
Forum: Racing 03-30-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By samuelp
Video: Simon Pavey's Dakar bike

Hello Gents,

We've got a video of Simon Pavey talking us through is Dakar bike. I found it absolutely facinating so I thought I'd share it with you.
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Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,791
Posted By samuelp
Gents, Would you mind giving us (MCN) some...

Gents,

Would you mind giving us (MCN) some feedback on the video? People on Youtube post comments but they aren't terribly constructive, so I'd like to hear from a slightly more grown-up riding...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,791
Posted By samuelp
We've got a video review of the Ducati...

We've got a video review of the Ducati Streetfighter up now. Check out how much Marc throws the bike into the first corner. It made me wince when I saw it.
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Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,791
Posted By samuelp
Hass, I've been riding a CB1000R for the last...

Hass, I've been riding a CB1000R for the last week and I understand why you like it so much.

MCN have now got some onboard video footage of the Ducati Streetfighter, it's here
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Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,791
Posted By samuelp
We will get those soon. :P

We will get those soon. :P
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,791
Posted By samuelp
Marc is 6'4", so that explains why the bike looks...

Marc is 6'4", so that explains why the bike looks a bit small.

What sort of things would you want to appear in the shootout? Do you just want straight speed tests or something else?
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,791
Posted By samuelp
Ducati Streetfighter first ride

Hello Gents,

My editor has spent most of the day messing around on the new Streetfighter and has just put a review up on it.
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Forum: Europe 03-06-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By samuelp
Brilliant, thanks. When would you say it...

Brilliant, thanks.

When would you say it would be comfortably warm to ride over the alps? If I have reasonable winter gear but not heated gloves? I'm trying to plan a trip.
Forum: Europe 03-06-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By samuelp
When are the passes likely to open?

When are the passes likely to open?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-05-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By samuelp
Which bike are you looking for? I've got photos...

Which bike are you looking for? I've got photos of Marc Coma and Cyril Despres' bikes from an event I went to.
Forum: Racing 03-05-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,533
Posted By samuelp
What's ATGATT? Is it contagious? Sam

What's ATGATT? Is it contagious?

Sam
Forum: Racing 03-05-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,533
Posted By samuelp
Cyril Despres' Dakar check list

Hello Gents,

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/221119/images/KTM_Cyril.jpg

I managed to get hold of Cyril Despres' list of things he packs for the Dakar rally. I think It makes some...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6,081
Views: 1,234,976
Posted By samuelp
Ducati's answer to the GS

Has anyone else seen this? It's supposed to be an accurate computer generated picture of Ducati's answer to the GS.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/220737/images/ducati-gs-watermark.jpg
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Forum: Europe 12-05-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By samuelp
It is a bit of a chunk of cash but when measured...

It is a bit of a chunk of cash but when measured in terms of fun per pound it's very good value. I went to a (motorcycle) racing school earlier in the year at at race track. It was good fun but you...
Forum: Europe 12-04-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By samuelp
Hehe, see someone else recommends it too. Andy I...

Hehe, see someone else recommends it too. Andy I was there in October too, I wonder if we were on the same course. What date were you there?

And yes I'm going to do the level two next year as...
Forum: Europe 12-04-2008, 03:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By samuelp
Glad to hear you made it back Ross. I can...

Glad to hear you made it back Ross.

I can recommend Simon Pavey's off-road training course. It's a bit of a trek since it is in Wales but you can do the course on a GS and you'll learn loads...
Forum: Europe 11-27-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By samuelp
Sounds like quite an adventure - So what do you...

Sounds like quite an adventure - So what do you think of London drivers?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2008, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7,805
Views: 2,588,924
Posted By samuelp
http://triumphdaytona675.files.wordpress.com/2008/...

http://triumphdaytona675.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/img_0461.jpg

Lurking in Devon.

Shortly after this photo was taken I went off-road well on a muddy track and realised how unsuitable the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,577
Posted By samuelp
How strange. Maybe it just feels weird until you...

How strange. Maybe it just feels weird until you adopt the right posture? I'm trying to think of any other bikes that have this.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 128,346
Posted By samuelp
The dark green gets my vote, the bike looks...

The dark green gets my vote, the bike looks amazing. I'm going to mention this thread to BMW's (UK) PR company - Perhaps they will take the hint.
Forum: Europe 11-26-2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By samuelp
Bah, I should check this site more often. I was...

Bah, I should check this site more often. I was in the area and heading in the same direction.
Forum: Europe 11-26-2008, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By samuelp
Oh and you should go to the Ace Cafe, because...

Oh and you should go to the Ace Cafe, because it's a bit of history.
Forum: Europe 11-26-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By samuelp
Infinity gets my vote, if you can be bothered to...

Infinity gets my vote, if you can be bothered to go down to the one in Clapham there is a Kiwi chap who works there who is a top chap. Dan I think his name is.

They are super helpful because they...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,577
Posted By samuelp
Maybe the pain is due to riding posture? Nothing...

Maybe the pain is due to riding posture? Nothing else has changed but I've not had it since.

Oh and slightly off topic but I've noticed that if I stand-up on the pegs I can see over the roof of a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,577
Posted By samuelp
Anyone else had F800GS first ride pains?

Hello Chaps,

I've been riding around on an 800GS for a week now and I'm loving it - I'll post about my experiences in a bit. Anyway after the first day of riding I was shockingly sore and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,562
Posted By samuelp
Congratulations, and it was nice to read about...

Congratulations, and it was nice to read about someone else having test ride jitters. My dad also passed away last year and every time I'm on a bike I think of him - he was a complete bike nut.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,938
Posted By samuelp
I went on the course with Simon Pavey in Wales,...

I went on the course with Simon Pavey in Wales, and I'd recommend it to everyone. There were advanced Police Riders on the course with me and they were learning new skills. It really is brilliant.
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Forum: Europe 11-11-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By samuelp
You might be able to knock a bit off that if you...

You might be able to knock a bit off that if you go and do the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motoring) exam. If you haven't heard of it is an advanced riding course and it's surprisingly cheap (I think...
Forum: Europe 11-11-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By samuelp
I love the idea of a sort of bike chain letter....

I love the idea of a sort of bike chain letter. Where you have to take something from you home country to somewhere else. Anyone fancy some proper cider?
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,641
Posted By samuelp
I'm still hunting around for a good example of my...

I'm still hunting around for a good example of my dad's signature, but can anyone recommend a good tank painting service? The current paint job is a bit rusty so I'm going to get it done anyway and...
Forum: Europe 10-22-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,142
Posted By samuelp
Good work chaps, let me know if you have anything...

Good work chaps, let me know if you have anything planned in the future.
Forum: Europe 10-22-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By samuelp
Dana, I think you are going to be in for a bit of...

Dana, I think you are going to be in for a bit of a shock when it comes to insurance - it could be 1000 GBP, I'm not sure if your no-claims discount will cross the ocean with you. I got quoted 1500...
Forum: Europe 10-15-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By samuelp
Payhembury, so yes very close.

Payhembury, so yes very close.
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