Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Sunday, 4 December 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
it’s been 2 months since my last bike was killed by a white van driver.
the other party has admitted liability and my insurer has paid me and waived my excess, but the other insurance company are delaying things their end. so currently i still have an open claim, my no claims discount has not yet been reinstated and i have no bike.
this last bit has been bugging me for a while now and finally i have given in and started looking at bikes with a view to buying one, even though at the moment it will have to sit in the garage until my no claims is restored.
over the last year i have been scrimping and saving to go on holiday and to buy things that i want, but don’t really need, so thankfully i have some money in the bank. add to this the insurance money and i have enough money to afford something pretty reasonable.
what I'm looking for;
- Comfort on the motorway
- better handling than my last bike
- the same or more power than my last bike
- it’s got to look cool
i think i might have found all that in the Suzuki SV1000
as such, i have put down a deposit on a 2007 SV1000 Classic, just like the picture above
off on Saturday for a test ride and i have a sneaky suspicion that i will be riding it home too (on 1 day insurance from www.flexirider.co.uk)