www.firebladeriders.org
Firebladeriders Forum
Welcome To The Firebladeriders Forum. Everyone is welcome to join in the banter. Feel free to Register an account. We look forward to your input.

richie's new (ish) ride

View previous topic View next topic Go down

richie's new (ish) ride

Post by Richie on Wed 23 Sep 2009, 12:34

all of the staff on this site (and bladebum) know i no longer ride a sports bike...... and now the rest of you good people do
...here's my new bike...
avatar
Richie
BSB Racer

Number of posts : 372
Male Age : 56
Location : sandiego, Nottingham
My bike(s) : Yamaha XVS1300A Midnight Star
Registration date : 2007-08-09

Back to top Go down

Re: richie's new (ish) ride

Post by shadow on Wed 23 Sep 2009, 13:29

Looks good.



Seeing that picture, made me think of goodwood this year and that soundtrack.
avatar
shadow
MotoGP Legend

Number of posts : 3003
Male Age : 37
Location : Nottingham
My bike(s) : 06 R1
Registration date : 2007-07-23

Back to top Go down

Re: richie's new (ish) ride

Post by Firebladeradmin on Wed 23 Sep 2009, 13:47

Shamelessly nicked from my local site



I raced a Harley the other day, and after some really hard riding I finally managed to pass the guy. I was riding on one of those really, really, twisting sections of Mountain road with no straight sections to speak of and where most of the curves have warning signs that say "15 MPH".
if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those big-cubic-inch motors, it would have to be a place like this where handling and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.

I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could catch him, but it wouldn't be easy. I concentrated on my braking and cornering. Three corners later, I was on his tail. Catching him was one thing.

Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the mountain. I think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly got by him before he could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the corners but when we came out he'd get on the throttle and outpower me.

My only hope was to outbrake him. I held off squeezing the lever until the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an instant, I was by him. Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of his engine as he struggled to keep up.

But now I was in the lead, and he would no longer hold me back. I stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the bottom of the mountain, he was more than a full corner behind. I could no longer see him in my rear-view mirror.......................






I don't think I've ever pedalled so hard in my life.
avatar
Firebladeradmin
Website/Forum Owner
Website/Forum Owner

Number of posts : 3124
Male Registration date : 2007-07-19

Back to top Go down

Re: richie's new (ish) ride

Post by Kaiser on Wed 23 Sep 2009, 14:14

Wow - that's a bit of a change from a sports bike

Enjoy mate


Last edited by Kaiser on Thu 24 Sep 2009, 11:16; edited 1 time in total
avatar
Kaiser
MotoGP Legend

Number of posts : 4491
Male Age : 36
Location : East Lothian
My bike(s) : HM Plant RR10, RR8 Race bike, HM Plant RR7 and a nice rotavated garden!
Registration date : 2008-03-17

Back to top Go down

Re: richie's new (ish) ride

Post by bazza on Wed 23 Sep 2009, 20:26

its not a BLADE but its a bike ... enjoy it mate
avatar
bazza
MotoGP Legend

Number of posts : 1266
Male Age : 98
Location : Ayrshire
My bike(s) : RR2 Fireblade
Registration date : 2007-07-24

Back to top Go down

Re: richie's new (ish) ride

Post by Richie on Thu 24 Sep 2009, 12:23

bazza wrote:its not a BLADE but its a bike ... enjoy it mate

its not a blade, and hopefully its not a licence loser either
avatar
Richie
BSB Racer

Number of posts : 372
Male Age : 56
Location : sandiego, Nottingham
My bike(s) : Yamaha XVS1300A Midnight Star
Registration date : 2007-08-09

Back to top Go down

Re: richie's new (ish) ride

Post by Richie on Thu 24 Sep 2009, 12:27

NuttyTart wrote:

I don't think I've ever pedalled so hard in my life.

ooh, get the lady a saucer of milk, i'll have you know my 0-60 time is 5.5 seconds.
...and, ive not been overtaken by a cyclist...yet...
avatar
Richie
BSB Racer

Number of posts : 372
Male Age : 56
Location : sandiego, Nottingham
My bike(s) : Yamaha XVS1300A Midnight Star
Registration date : 2007-08-09

Back to top Go down

Re: richie's new (ish) ride

Post by dark_knight87 on Thu 24 Sep 2009, 15:21

The seat looks nice and comfy!
avatar
dark_knight87
Trackday Novice

Number of posts : 122
Male Age : 45
Location : Dudley
My bike(s) : 1998 Honda Fireblade RRW (now Sold) + 1990 Yamaha XT600 Tenere
Registration date : 2007-08-20

Back to top Go down

Re: richie's new (ish) ride

Post by stuart on Fri 25 Sep 2009, 10:19

Nice looking bike. I bet it is a hoot.
Also enjoyed the youtube vid.
Enjoy
avatar
stuart
Global Moderator
Global Moderator

Number of posts : 2823
Male Age : 61
Location : sunderland
My bike(s) : Tiger 800
Registration date : 2007-07-23

Back to top Go down

Re: richie's new (ish) ride

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum