Firstly a quick disclaimer, I haven’t posted on here as I’ve been too busy and photobucket was messing me around with pictures but finally here is my new bike post!
After dad gave me the Harley it meant I had the money for a second bike, I wanted something for work and need to go to the big smoke daily, so it needed to be something modern to cope with emissions rules etc, something interesting and something that was different in feel to the harley.
I’ve always had my eye on adventure style bikes as they just looked fun and when I saw Royal Enfield were coming out with one my interest was piqued.
When I realised they were available brand new for the same price as a 2011 triumph 800 I knew I had to at least go and test ride one.
I arranged a test ride about a month ago and went to see if they really were as fun as they looked.
It was absolutely pouring with rain on the test day, typically after a dry warm week, but I was really excited, I walked into the dealership with a beaming smile, the bike was outside ready but the dealer asked if it was ok to not come out and show me as it was raining so hard!
That was PERFECT for me as it meant no hard sell, just me and the bike in typical british weather...perfect.
I fired it up and had an hour to play with it, after about 5 minutes I felt absolutely at home on it, the rain eased and the hour flew by, I even cheekily rode by my parents house which considering I hadn’t said anything to dad about it made me chuckle!
I rode back to the dealer, walked into the showroom and said “I’d like to buy a brand new motorcycle please!” … I then paid extra to get the panniers, picked which colour I wanted and the registration plate from a list, money was handed over and I had a week to wait.
That day I saw Dad and told him so he could help me pick it up...I said I’d bought a bike and that he should get which company...I was certain he already knew what I was getting but it was about the 9th manufacturer he guessed so obviously a massive surprise!
The following week we picked it up from the dealer, and it felt amazing pulling away on a brand new motorcycle after all the struggle and effort to get to this point in my life!
We rode back to his house and it was with great pleasure that I handed over the key to let dad take the bike across single digit threshold and into its first 10 miles on the clock!
Three weeks later and it’s got 600 miles on it and has been filtering through london traffic, I’ll get some photos or video of that when I’m more settled, but for now I’m just enjoying riding it too much!