Friday, 31 March 2017
IWL 'Berlin' SR59
Back in the days when I was involved with MZ two strokes I seriously thought about buying on, just because of their cool looks.
To increase the luggage carrying capacity, you could buy a Stoye 'Campi' trailer.
Sunday, 26 March 2017
Those of you who know me personally will be aware that my late wife, Kathleen, was an artist who suffered from Multiple Scleroses. There's a charity art exhibition being held at the Tall Ship at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow next month in aid of Revive MS. If you can make it, please pop along and support this very worthwhile event.
The Tall Ship at the museum
Art Show website.
The Tall Ship website.
Riverside Museum website.
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Went along to the opening of the new Triumph Glasgow dealership this morning. I was there early (09:00) as I was on my way to work, and there were only a dozen or so visitors.
Very nice building in a convenient location just off the M8 motorway at Hillington.
The showroom wasn't quite finished, but it's a big airy showroom with a floor of Triumphs, an adjoining Ducati dealership, and a café and clothing section upstairs (which I didn't have time to visit).
Lots of really nice bikes outside.
Ducatis are in the other half of the building
Love it! This is basically the latest version of my Bonneville, with similar paint.
Triumph Bobber - how can they build a bike with a 1200cc engine so small? It's tiny!
On the way home from work I passed the dealership on the motorway (about 16:00) and there were a lot more bikes outside.
I'll be there next Saturday as my Bonneville is booked in for a service and to sort out its starting problems (gummed carbs probably).
As their website isn't up yet, here's their address and phone number:
0141 333 4998
Friday, 10 March 2017
Another rarity. I've never seen one, and until a couple of days ago, had never heard of the manufacturer.
1980 Malanca 125 E2C Sport
Very little information on this Italian manufacturer, don't know anything about them.
|Model:||Malanca 125 E 2 C Sport|
|Rating:||59.8 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes|
|Engine and transmission|
|Displacement:||125.00 ccm (7.63 cubic inches)|
|Engine type:||Twin, two-stroke|
|Power:||17.00 HP (12.4 kW)) @ 9300 RPM|
|Top speed:||120.0 km/h (74.6 mph)|
|Bore x stroke:||43.0 x 43.0 mm (1.7 x 1.7 inches)|
|Fuel control:||Port control|
|Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels|
|Front brakes:||Dual disc|
|Rear brakes:||Single disc|
|Physical measures and capacities|
|Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:||115.0 kg (253.5 pounds)|
|Fuel capacity:||11.00 litres (2.91 gallons)|