Today I attended a MotoTT motorcycle trackday in Taupo. It was a special trackday as they were drawing the grand prize winner of the 2012 Suzuki SV650S (valued at $13,500). To have an entry in the draw you needed to have attended two trackdays since August 2011. At lunchtime they pulled my name out of… Continue reading GSX-R1000 Crash, worst finish to best MotoTT trackday ever!
The team from MotoTT Trackdays decided to hold a two-day trackday, using a different track for each day.
It was to be my third ever trackday at the Taupo Motorsports Park and I was feeling great! It was a Friday, so had taken a day off work to participate, I had one goal to achieve by the end of the day… to get my ‘knee down’
I got an email from MotoTT promoting a Suzuki Trackday at Taupo on Track 1 for only $80. I was planning on doing my second ever trackday the following Friday, November 19th, but this was going to be much better for three simple reasons. On a Saturday, so no need to take a day off… Continue reading Suzuki Trackday – Taupo, November 13, 2010
Well, after much anticipation the day finally arrived. My first MotoTT trackday in Taupo! Left Rotorua around 7am to get to the Taupo Motorsports Park just before 8am. Being pretty eager to register and get the bike scrutineered.
So today I went for a ride and tried out my new GoPro HD Motorsports camera onboard my Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7. I tried a few different locations and angles and here is a couple of short highlight clips from some of the footage I’ve got.
Eric is sitting at the bar staring morosely into his beer. Tom walks in and sits down. After trying to start a conversation several times and getting only distracted grunts he asks Eric what the problem is. "Well," said Eric, "I ran afoul of one of those women’s questions women ask. Now I’m in deep… Continue reading The Fabulous Friday Funnies
"I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them." -Unknown "Politicians are interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs." –P. J.O’Rourke At a wedding I recently attended, the priest called for a moment of silence to… Continue reading The Fabulous Friday Funnies
Made a special trip away from the office today, I hoped on an Intercity bus in Rotorua at 8:30am and headed to Auckland. I did this to pick up a Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 (2007) motorcycle from Haldane’s motorcycles in Penrose, Auckland. My first impressions were damn!, this thing looks mean as and sounds ever better!… Continue reading 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7
Today I had the chance to take out a demo 2009 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius from Boyd Motorcycles in Hamilton. First impressions were not too bad, some similar styling and performance to my brother in law’s Triumph Street Triple. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Iz0xlLDpjU