I thought I need some more rally practice before the big European Rally this year, so I enrolled for the Brit Butt Light Rally. It is similar to the Brit Butt Rally – but instead 35 hours, it only lasts 11 hours. A sprint rally, so to say. It will start on Saturday morning and finish in the evening. The participants have already received the rally book and have prepared their routes. I will not reveal mine yet, of course 🙂 . What is special about this rally: I will use a XBR500. But not my old black ‘naughty little rascal’…..ta-taaaaaaa!
I’ll ride with the new red XBR with only 5000 miles on the clock. The background is that I want to use the bike in this year’s final Alpentour and I need to check if everything is OK.
It’s a kind of ‘back to the basics’, no frills! Of course I need a Sat Nav, but the only farkle is the Russell seat. I gave the bike a thorough service – new brakes with a new tubing, oil change, new filters, new tyres (the front tyre was the original one from 1985!), the superlight LiFePo battery…..I guess it is at least 30 kg lighter than the black and its performance is great fun.
As usual, you can follow my track on Saturday: