we sell are black. Black, black and a bit more black. The safe option to be fair. Sometimes we get asked for a colour matched welt (Trim) which always looks nice.
When a customer recently ordered a Dual Sport saddle for a Honda Africa Twin in Blue Aligator leather i must admit i was not sure how it would look. I did sell a pink snakeskin seat for a custom bike a few years ago which looked aweful but i have to admit this Aligator blue saddle looks ace. The customer has very kindly sent us a few pictures of it, let us know what you think.
Well done to Gino Rea for a fine performance at the World Supersport round at Silverstone. An outstanding ride and a well deserved third place which is his first podium in his rookie year. Second place was Sofuoglu whilst the win went to Eugine Laverty.
After a rather nasty crash an the start led to a restart Gino rode his Honda CBR600RR to secure his third place finish despite his tyres going off towards the end of the race.
Gino is fifth in the championship on 83 points.
The next time he asks for grips i will be giving them to him.
Times are tough in the bike trade these days and proof of this is Kawasaki anouncing they will be moving production of their larger machines to Thailand from 2010. Following Triumph (Made in England?) who have been doing this for some time, rumour has it that Honda are getting ready to follow suit. What happens when it becomes too expensive to have bikes built there? Maybe all the petrol will have run out by then and we shall all be riding electric bikes once again made in Japan. Ah, the circle of life continues.
It would seem Honda have beaten the competition on this one. Forget ABS, auto brakes are the latest advancement. Honda test rider Josh Brookes demostrates how to beat the competition on the race track using auto lock brakes and a riding style similar to ten pin bowling.