Hitting the high road, like an Easy Rider
It’s on the bucket list to buy a motorbike, and go for a cruise, maybe in the USA, maybe around the UK. So that got me thinking about the sort of motorbike I’d like to use. I would not want anything too fast, that’s asking for trouble with the fuzz and much easier to injure myself (I don’t want that), so a vintage bike or chopper would be my ride of choice. Something cool, nothing too fast (I can do that in the protection of a car), something unique, or something that stands out. Looking around the web I found this company where you can hire vintage rides, how cool is that, and even better than that they do tours as well. Nice one.
Vintage Rides is a motorcycle tour agency, offering Royal Enfield tours in 3 continents and 12 destinations. The website looks cool, and they would certainly be an option that I’d consider for a road trip.
There’s also the option of buying a bike, and taking that along, but I’m not very mechanically minded (never made the time), so if I did take that option I’d need to get roadside assistance cover for sure. Looking online the sort of bike I’d go for are…
A cool chopper
or cool bobber
or a vintage Ducati, MV Agusta, or old English bike (like a Royal Enfield or similar)
MV Agusta S150 (below)
or a Ducati 200 SS Elite (below)
or a Royal Enfield Bullet Gunmaster (below)
So there you have it, some of my ride preferences. Still unsure if I’ll ever venture into owning a bike. Maybe when I was young, but as you get older, and I have kids and a wife to provide for, my own sense of mortality kicks in whenever I’m close to that urge to buy one.
Oh and this 2019 MV Agusta 750S Tributo is beautiful. We love it.
Who knows. Only time will tell if I ever get to do venture into buying a bike, or taking that easy rider road trip.
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