Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brighton, UK
Bikes: Rocky Mountain Solo, Specialised Sirrus Triple (quick road tourer), Santana Arriva Tandem
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