The king is dead – long live the king!
Well, I still have to write my report of the ET2014 Rally, but there are already some consequences…before the rally, I had spotted a bike by coincidence….It seemed to be the right bike for the Ironbutt Rally next year in the USA – very reliable, excellent wind protection and fuel economy, and a very comfortable ride. In the end, I made a good bargain and obtained a big bike for the price of a XBR! You can see that it is already more than 17 years old, but for a ST1100, a mileage of 75000 km is nothing. A perfect long distance bike. The riding is very smooth and comfy. The BMW is still in Spain and waiting to be transported back. Its fate is not yet decided, but its rally days are probably over.New tyres are ordered and the only urgent repair is a new steering bearing. Some heavy farkling will be needed to prepare it for the IBR2015, but the basis is a better one than 2013.Looking forward to do some serious test riding!