Motorcycling A presentation on the theme of “My Hobby or Interest”
How I got Started • I got my first bike on my 17th birthday • I really wanted a 250cc Yamaha ……. • My parents bought me a scooter! • There was no training in those days • I rode around, and fell off a few times • Took the test, and never looked back!
My First Bike • My first bike was a Vespa • It was a nice shade of pale blue • Bought second - hand • A dull, but reliable machine • Top speed ……………… 40 m.p.h.
My First Big Tour • Bristol to Lands End in one day …… • On a Vespa 90 Scooter! • Toured Cornwall for a week • Returned home • Traded in the scooter for a “125” • I’d caught the motorcycling bug!
My Current Bike • Honda VFR750 • The best all – round bike for the road! • Bright Red • Amazing V4 engine • Top speed ………………………..140mph
Touring Holidays • The Honda has been all over Europe • Furthest South – Costa del Sol • Furthest North – Cape Wrath • 72,000 miles in 6 years!
My Dream Bike • No motorcycle can do it all • If I won the lottery……………… • I would buy a sports motorcycle, a touring machine, and an off – road bike to go in my garage • One of them would be a Ducati! • They are the Ferrari of motorcycles!
Becoming a Biker • You will need a Bike (max 125cc) • You must do Compulsory Basic Training • Then you have to take a 2 part test • This includes an exam • Two years probationary period……… • There is a power limit – 30 horsepower
The “Kit” You Need • Helmet • Gloves • Boots • Textile suit or leathers • Earplugs!
Acknowledgements • Images of motorcycles used by permission of Ducati UK LTD www.ducatiuk.com and www.wemoto.com • Image of helmet used by permission of Style2000 www.style2000.com