A week to the the day that I brought it down to London, it’s been stolen from Rotherhithe: locked and chained up in the garage at my flat. It’s a red and black 2006 Honda CBR1000RR-6 Fireblade, registration number RV06MVL, VIN: JH2SC57A46M204191 Engine Number SC57E2204623 Thieving scum. I hope they get killed on it.
I took the opportunity to have one last rideout for the year last weekend, making the most of a crisp, dry day to go for a blast through NE Lincolnshire. I probably won’t get a chance for another before the winter weather sets in and the gritters have a crack at making the roads slippery… Continue reading Goodbye Summer
Well it was time for me and the Blade to play properly on track and break in my new leathers and n00bish virgin kneesliders. So off we went to the Motorcycle Folly‘s Rockingham trackday on 19 July 2010. The weather was just right despite the Sunday before and the Tuesday after being wet and miserable;… Continue reading Rockingham Trackday
[Continued from my ZRX1200R Blog] Friday As the ZRX1200R wasn’t running properly after its full service at Robspeed, I made the decision to use the Fireblade for the RBLR1000: 1,000 miles in 24 hours with proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal. A last minute check of the Blade showed that another fairing bolt had gone… Continue reading RBLR1000
I picked the Fireblade up this morning from Robspeed in Grimsby. They’d done the changes: fitting braided hoses, Diablo Supercorsa tyres, a tailtidy, R&G crash mushrooms and some bespoke silver graphics with CBR and fireblade logos as cut-outs. The graphics look great: judge for yourself from the cameraphone shots. The bike is indecently capable and… Continue reading Got It!
So faced with wearing old and increasingly ill-fitting blue leathers on a red and black bike, I went to Hein Gericke in Hull today and ended up buying more than a grand’s worth of clothing. Fortunately, they had a Â£40 off offer if you spent over Â£160 so I used that a few times and… Continue reading New Gear
Well I’ve gone and done it: I’ve just bought a secondhand 2006 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in red and black from Robspeed in Grimsby. I won’t be collecting it until June 11th as they are going to be fitting some new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres, some crash bungs, braided hoses, a tail tidy and some bespoke… Continue reading Here We Go Again!