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.

Goodbye Summer

Nothing But Blue Skies

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

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A coffee and the infamous Gimp Suit

[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

Got It!

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!

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New Gear

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 £40 off offer if you spent over £160 so I used that a few times and… Continue reading New Gear