Scott’s building a Husky FE450 with the intention of entering Dakar in 2017. He’s a tough bugger, and I reckon he’s going to get there. He’s sending the bike off to middle east next week in preparation for his entry in the Abu Dhabi rally. Typically of Scott, he’s weighed up all the pros and cons and seems to be very well prepared…except financially. He doesn’t seem to be fretting too much about that, but he’s clearly not secured the financial support he needs yet, either.
The bike is a work of art, especially the nav tower.
Through various contacts Scott found someone in Greece who manufactured the tower and got it set up. Of course Lee and the folks a Cross Roads Motorcycles in Grafton are lending a helping hand as well.
I still don’t have a bike. The Dominator’s still waiting for parts.
As close as I got to riding this week was to to head into the Coffs Honda dealer and have a sit on a base-model Africa Twin. Holy crap it felt good!
I always feel comfortable on Hondas, but even so, the Africa Twin’s design is beautifully thought out. Compared to other big adventure bikes it feels really slim and compact. And the price is very, very tempting.
I also have the Montesa back after being without it for several months, so I’ve been doing tight figure-8s in the yard and riding along landscape sleepers.
I’m riding the Ducati Multistrada Enduro this week. I’ll let you know how it shapes up in next week’s blog.
Don’t forget the Vince Strang ride is coming up on the ANZAC day weekend. Assuming nothing gets in the way (that means: WORK) I intend going up for at least a day. I hope to see some of you guys there. If you’re there, make sure you come and say hello.
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