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Old 03-21-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Hi Friends,

This is my first ever post to the Forum,

i have ridden around in India on my good old Royal Enfiled 350 and a Karizma that is based out of a CRF 250.


I am in UK for a year on deputation near London Gatwick.

I have lived in Glasgow back in 2004-2005 but at that time i did not explore much.


I would need help with planing a 4-6 days trip around Scotland,

I would need some suggestions with kind of bike that i can pick cause my Mrs. will be riding with me.

I am adding a few photos

This is me and my Mrs. heading back home after a 500 Kms small practice ride before we went for a ride that had no road for half of the trip



this is a 225 CC bike derived from Honda CRF 250, it is called Hero Honda Krizma. i have had some good fun on it.



This is a Bajaj Pulsar 220 good bike, the engine is derived from a Kawasaki Eliminator 180


This is the pride and joy the Big daddy Kawasaki Ninja ZX12R

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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Welcome to the UK and to ADV. You need to give a bit more info regarding budget for the bike to get useful input.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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4 to 6 days is gonna fly by, especially with the wife on board (they tend to want to ride less and see more )

My folks live in the Mull of Kintyre so I tend to bimble up there once every few years or so and make a trip of it. Up the east and down the west.

Plenty of stately homes and distilleries to visit, some stunning countryside to ride in, great walks in the highlands and, if it's your first time some "must see" places - Edinburgh (half a day to a day) John O'Groats (you'll be disappointed but hey! it's fun), Ben Nevis (if you walk it, plan 2 days - 1 to go up and down, and 1 to recover), Balmoral to doff cap t' Queen, the Highlands, the Harry Potter viaduct , Loch Lomand, Isle of Skye, Mull of Kintyre and the list goes on and on.

Grab a map, google tourist attractions Scotland, and then get depressed 'cos 4 to 6 days is no where near enough time, recover, find your focus, start making a list - and have a great time.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:38 AM   #4
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I did Scotland last year with a friend and it was great. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it as I usually prefer to head to Europe. I would definitely recommend the Isle of Skye. Here's our bikes looking towards the Cuillin hills.



I think this is the reason my friend suggested Scotland as she likes her whiskys.



This place is where a lot of bikes stop to fill up and grab some refreshments.

http://www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk/

And this is my all time favourite pub of all time.

http://www.clachaig.com/

Any bike will do the trip but, as I'm a Triumph man, I'd suggest a Triumph
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:41 AM   #5
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You might need Google Earth to help you here but - If you head from Edinburgh (or Glasgow) to Perth, then through Pitlochry, then up to 'Glenshee ski centre', then through Braemar to Ballater, then over the 'Lecht ski centre' road through Tomintoul and go to Aviemore you wont be disapointed with the scenery, riding (or whiskey distillerys). Aviemore is a nice place to stop for food and relaxation. If you can tie in the Isle of Skye that would be amazing as its fantastic over there. Applecross is also a wonderful place to go on that side of the country over some spectacular roads. Hope that helps.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:24 PM   #6
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Welcome to the UK and to ADV. You need to give a bit more info regarding budget for the bike to get useful input.
Thanks a ton. Regarding Budget i am not sure what i am looking at or what are my options.

I am adding a link to a Bike rentals that i talked to for a Suzuki bandit 650

Bandit 650
http://www.westsussexmotorcyclehire....-grand-tourer/

V Strom
http://www.westsussexmotorcyclehire....-grand-tourer/

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4 to 6 days is gonna fly by, especially with the wife on board (they tend to want to ride less and see more )

My folks live in the Mull of Kintyre so I tend to bimble up there once every few years or so and make a trip of it. Up the east and down the west.

Plenty of stately homes and distilleries to visit, some stunning countryside to ride in, great walks in the highlands and, if it's your first time some "must see" places - Edinburgh (half a day to a day) John O'Groats (you'll be disappointed but hey! it's fun), Ben Nevis (if you walk it, plan 2 days - 1 to go up and down, and 1 to recover), Balmoral to doff cap t' Queen, the Highlands, the Harry Potter viaduct , Loch Lomand, Isle of Skye, Mull of Kintyre and the list goes on and on.

Grab a map, google tourist attractions Scotland, and then get depressed 'cos 4 to 6 days is no where near enough time, recover, find your focus, start making a list - and have a great time.
I have lived in glasgow for two years but that was 8 years ago, but for sure i can say that i am not going to be new to the place. My wife she is into riding or see as i like to do, but this is her first time in UK so rather than me planing a trip to Paris or something else i wanted to show her Scotland, its been 10 years now but still people some times ask me if i am from some scotland area lol.

I have Edinburg on list,
But i would like to show her Loch Lomand, Argyle forest, in and around glasgow.
Then i personally want to go to Loch ness, i hope that i would be the lucky one to Nessy.

i am going to put up a rough drwaing soon.

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I did Scotland last year with a friend and it was great. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it as I usually prefer to head to Europe. I would definitely recommend the Isle of Skye. Here's our bikes looking towards the Cuillin hills.

Any bike will do the trip but, as I'm a Triumph man, I'd suggest a Triumph
I love Triumphs back home i ride a Cherished and well kept 1981 RE Bullet 350, i know they are no match for Bonnies but i would like to own a BOnnie back home when they are launched.

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Old 03-29-2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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In the Above post i have posted the one dealer that is renting bike and he has fixed pricing no discounts what so ever, he also has riding gear for rental.

i am planing to do Up east and down west or the other way around. this long weekend is just for planing.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:02 AM   #8
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Hi,
Just thought i'd add my bit.

If you're looking to hire a bike in the UK talk to Mark at www.superbikerental.co.uk. He's a top bloke and he's got a great range of bikes

Here's his London page link - http://www.superbikerental.co.uk/mot...ire-london.php

Have a great trip :)
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