Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brighton, UK
Bikes: Rocky Mountain Solo, Specialised Sirrus Triple (quick road tourer), Santana Arriva Tandem
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Originally Posted by The Weak Link
That is SO COOL!
This Brits are woosies for not allowing it. It should be encouraged, perhaps even given a government subsidy.
Well now, as a Brit who used to commute and also do a lot of UK miles, often to visit clients, on a Ducati (ST2, the faintly civilised one)
Any views that the Brits are civic and cooperative on the roads - oh, after you vicar - is a fiction from the 1950s. And, a motorcyclist might have occasion several times on a typical ride to murmur "Well I say, m'good fellow, but I think you'll find that this parcel of road is currently occupied".
And, I don't know how I know this, but I do - a moment's full throttle and a quick off/on with the kill switch can be surprisingly deterrent to the enthusiastic fellow who's a bit close to your back tyre.
Goodness gracious, great balls of backfire