|07-16-2009, 04:33 PM||#1|
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: City Of Angels
Three Italian beasts Tre-k across America on Route 66
I'm buzzing with excitement.....
We all know that there is no logical or common sense in why would all of the sudden one has the urge to purchase a certain motorcycle. You just do.
I first saw her at Long Beach Motorcycle show two years ago. There she was, standing on a stand and luring me with her lines. She was pure Italian. Not just beautiful but charming. Not simply high quality but finished to perfection. High strung engine with the voice that would put Pavarotti to shame. The second I sat on her I knew it was meant to be. At the time I managed to convince myself not to bring her home as I had 5 other mistresses at the time. It wasn't time yet.....
Few weeks ago I came upon a deal on this very bike I had fallen for 2 years earlier. What a coincidence: the dealer had 3 of these babies, all in different colors. And I have two friends hungry for sexy Italians and Adventure. The fact that we would have to go pretty much across the country to get them was only an advantage Memphis to Los Angeles is about 2K miles if you stick with superboringsuperslab. But who wants to ride on the freeway?
Neither one of us needs another motorcycle for various reasons. However logic does not always prevail. Sometimes you just say “fuck it” and live it up. And that is what we are about to do.
We are taking a red eye to Memphis tonight to pick up 3 of these beauties. That is right, we are riding 3 exotic hand built Italian bikes across USA on Route 66. Three friends living a dream and not listening to common sense. I think it’s a nice way to break in new bikes, test their reliability and bond our friendship. I am bringing my netbook with us. So we’ll try to update this thread daily.
|07-17-2009, 05:03 PM||#10|
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Home of the Sharks!
This sounds good, subscribed. I like Italians...
|07-17-2009, 05:48 PM||#11|
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
I've been lusting after a Tre-k since first laying eyes on one and this should be just the kind of 'real world' ride report that's been lacking when attempting any research on these exotic beauties, I'll certainly stay tuned!
"Let's Take A Little Trip Down Where We Used To Go, It's Way Beyond The Strip, A Place They Call Your Soul"
'Free Life'/Dan Wilson
|07-17-2009, 09:31 PM||#13|
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
So off we went to the airport. My better half dropped us (Sideout, Motodisiac and Maskachka) off approximately one hour before the flight. We breezed through the security check and were at the gate at no time.
This is how a rider does fly and ride in style (Sideout):
And this is how to do a fly and ride with no stylistic approach (Maskachka), please note the made in tag in the shot :):
Motodisiac popped a few sleeping pills and was pretty much out right after he settled in his seat. His loud snoring and occasional mumbles in a language of his native Krakosia were moderately disturbing. Neighboring passengers thought he was a mastermind terrorist praying before implementing his vicious attack.
Our adventures began on the ground. Our flight out got delayed by one hour rendering the layover in Houston next to impossible. To make the long story short we made a mad dash across the Houston airport terminals and made it.
We arrived to the sellers door later this morning. All three of us were really stoked. All pictures of these bikes you ever get to find on the internet do not do them justice. The bikes are phenomenally looking. Unfortunately we could not do a proper photo shoot. We were very anxious get this show on the road.
We left around 2pm, made a quick stop at Graceland
and continued West, crossed the Mississippi river and ended up in Arkansas.
The bikes are an absolute blast to ride. Plenty of power, amazing cornering and superb Italian styling.
We did the whopping 250 miles today due to the fact that we are still in the break in period and can't do certain thing to the bikes just yet. We took the slower roads to make sure we shift a lot and so on.
We called it a day in a town called Russelville, Arkansas. We decided to spend the night at
The town turned out to be in a so called dry county, i.e. no alcoholic beverages. We were pretty sad as each one of us was sort of craving a cold one after a long first day of our endeavor.
I am typing this while my two riding buddies are snoring away. We have quite a few miles to cover tomorrow. So with that I am off to sleep.
Until next time ...
Dum spiro spero
|07-17-2009, 10:03 PM||#15|
Tri Moto Veritas
Joined: May 2005
Location: Frankston, Vic, Aust.
05 R1150R....now 2 wheels...soon 3 wheels.
84 Kwaka GT750 Cafe Project & 84 Kawaka GT750 Outfit
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