It was Sunday, a neighbour walked past and said " Do you want to come and have a look at my new Fireblade
"- Well I have always liked the old blade , so went to have a look , five minutes later I was sitting on the bike , " do you want to take it for a ride " well yes I did but it was nearly dinnertime - so I declined with regret, He then went on to say that the bike gave him knee ache after only 15 minutes
, luggage was a bit of a problem, the super sticky tyres would cost almost £200 each and last about 2000miles !!
and he was worried about parking it up town - the thing was so light , two men could almost carry it away.
Later I took the old CT for a spin, no race leathers required , just a helmet and a pair of boots - comfortable , quiet, calm - no drama at all , and I almost laughed at the thought of two men trying to lift the bike up into the back of a van