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Offline IanM

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Isle of Man
« on: August 24, 2012, 01:48:01 PM »
The bike's all packed and ready to leave tomorrow morning for the trip to Liverpool and across to the Isle of Man.  It's the Manx Grand Prix races next week, so I am looking forward to the trip and watching some great racing on classic and modern bikes.

I'm also looking forward to giving the Crostourer a good run round the world famous mountain circuit.   :001:
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Re: Isle of Man
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 02:00:36 PM »
sounds like a good plan!!! enjoy!!!!

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Re: Isle of Man
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 06:46:19 PM »
you are a luck guy, I hope ne day I can go there.

Have a nice trip, drive safe  :028:
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Re: Isle of Man
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 09:51:07 AM »
90 mile ride to Liverpool, and the Crosstourer continues to impress.  The good news is that I didn't get rained on and I am now settled on the boat with a coffee.  Life is good! 
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Re: Isle of Man
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 10:57:55 PM »
I really don't understand all the hysteria around DCT, stick it in 3rd and the manual version does most of the TT course with no problems - on the really fast sections, perhaps go for 4th.......

This bike knocks spots off my previous 2 bikes (GS and VFR 800) round this island.  I am seriously impressed.

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Re: Isle of Man
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 08:40:39 AM »
Wow - Isle of Man - very envious  :018:
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Re: Isle of Man
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 05:16:16 PM »
It has been a fantastic day here on the Isle of Man, dry and sunny, so perfect riding weather, which meant that I spent less time at the Vintage Motorcycle Club day and more riding the Crosstourer - and most people seem to have done the opposite so the roads were surprisingly quiet.  Nevertheless, I have seen dozens of Explorers, hundreds of GSs, but not even one other Crosstourer.   I know the Triumph is selling well, but given how many visitors there are on the island this week for the Manx Grand Prix, I did expect a few Crosstourers.

One of the advantages of quiet roads is that I have had several nice runs over the mountain section of the TT course. This bike has so much torque, it is an absolute pleasure to ride fast on that road, and with 3rd gear quite capable of well over 100mph, it really does only need 3rd and 4th gears.  It isn't a Fireblade or GSXR, but it is still blisteringly quick!


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Re: Isle of Man
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 05:31:17 PM »
 :152:  You lucky man...I'm hoping the weather holds for you during the week...enjoy!

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