Greeting from Victoria BC
This is my first day on the forum, I am pleased to have to opportunity to get to know you all.
I am 57 retired engineer of English upbringing (moved to Canada for work in 1999) I have been riding a Burgman 650 for a year now, I started with a 2005 and have just got myself a 5 month old 650 Executive model. I feel I made a great purchase, 140 kilometers on the clock, first registered September 2010, the poor guy I got it off had a stroke the day after driving it home, I got it for $7,000 Canadian, that's a good deal right?
I started my scootering days as a mod in 1969 in ENgland, I was lucky enough to have a Lambretta GP 200 Arthur Francis 's' type I thought that was the pinacle of scootering and would never be beaten, I used to do club racing on it & just had so much fun. Even clocked a fastest lap at Cadwell Park at 55 mph...oh those were the days.
Eventually I had to let my beloved Lambretta go & purchased a Honda ST1100 Pan European, another bike I loved but a heavy brute, I even managed to drop it in a busy high street while stationary at trafic lights when I didnt realise how sharp the camber of the road was. So after looking a complete prat lying there with a bike on top of me I vowed never to make that mistake again, gladly only damage was my pride.
Anyway, I have to say of the Burgman that it puts both the Lambretta & the ST100 to shame, I just did a road trip to California, Nevada, Idaho & back & my only complaint is after 10 days I was thinking I should have got a better seat.
I would love to meet up if any of you visit the island or join you if any runs are happening in the Pacific North West, I have a spare bedroom here for those of you who are visiting the island.
Looking forward to getting to know you