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EVguru
09-07-2010, 03:34 PM
I'm buying motorcyles.

This is the latest to come home;

http://www.compton.vispa.com/XRT600/Gilera1.jpg

http://www.compton.vispa.com/XRT600/Gilera2.jpg

http://www.compton.vispa.com/XRT600/Gilera3.jpg

http://www.compton.vispa.com/XRT600/Gilera4.jpg

Black_Moons
09-07-2010, 03:45 PM
Nice looking. Love the bright handguards and lots of 'body'
has sorta a 'really small car' feel to it.

topct
09-07-2010, 05:19 PM
The interest in that dual purpose form factor is growing around here. There is a logic in the basic design that will let it do many things well. The fact that it is not totally singular in its purpose is appealing.

Toolguy
09-07-2010, 05:30 PM
What brand is that? I can't quite tell what it says on the front above the headlights. I really like the big single 4 strokes. On second look, that one is probably a 2 cylinder.

RobbieKnobbie
09-07-2010, 05:30 PM
That's a nice looking machine there. You ever going to get it dirty?

I've had a couple dual-purpose bikes over the years, and even though they don't do any one thing particularly well, they are definitely the MOST fun on two wheels.

EVguru
09-07-2010, 05:35 PM
The interest in that dual purpose form factor is growing around here. There is a logic in the basic design that will let it do many things well. The fact that it is not totally singular in its purpose is appealing.

It's hardly a new concept, the Gilera XRT600 is from 1988!

I half bought it just for the engine. Much as I like my Gilera CX, the 30hp 125cc two stroke can be hard work at times and the the thought of putting in a 47hp four stroke in one is appealing. On the other hand that back lane can be tricky on my usual cafe' racer style machine (Morini 3 1/2 Sport) and the XRT should lengthen my riding season. I've been asked a few times at shows why I'm so confident riding on damp grass. It's nothing compared to that access road, where the grass is over a foot high in places and there are deep ruts.

I've dropped the Morini back there when I ran the front wheel over a discarded snack packet (wet) without damage to myself or machine, and I dropped the CX on barely de-frosted mud, badly spraining my ankle and damaging the bodywork.


P.S. Tip for sprained ankles.

The usual treatment for a sprained ankle is an ice pack and strapping. I used a hot water soak and no strapping. Whilst it was utter agony for about two days, I could walk on it by the third and was nearly pain free by the fifth day. The logic goes like this; an ice pack and strapping controls the swelling, but reduces the blood flow, so the toxins from all the dying tissue hang around causing further damage and delayin the healing.

Gravy
09-07-2010, 09:06 PM
You're into EV's

You buy & ride Gilera and Morini.

You take a contrarian approach to injuries.

It all makes sense now.

You're a masochist! It's all about the pain!

(JK:cool: :eek:)

:D

alanganes
09-07-2010, 09:10 PM
Hmmmm, that is not "shape-shifting" by an chance, is it?

Excuse me while I duck and run....