I can see clearly now the turkey has gone...
The Christmas fug is clearing... slowly allowing hopes and dreams for 2017 to form.
Is it too much to see trackers and centrestands fitted to bikes as standard (at no extra cost) to help explain, justify even, the estimated average price hike on new bikes of 5%?
Let us pray that World Superbikes gets EVEN MORE interesting. The Honda Fireblade must be brilliant and Nicky Hayden will get amongst the green meanies. Maybe Stefan Bradl will remember how to ride. And, of course, the bonkers grid system for race two – finish first, start next race ninth – is scrapped after riders revolt at such contrived nonsense.
Calls for Cal Crutchlow to stand in for an injured Dani Pedrosa (who hurts his hand a bit after the opening round) in an unfortunate accident involving chop sticks and a too-hard fortune cookie are acted upon. Cal goes on to become a thorn in the regular factory riders’ sides.
And the Government has a moment of clarity and REALLY sees the benefits of bikes, drops its plan to charge us £12.50 for entering London (object now at motorcyclenews.com/ulez) and fills car parking spaces with secure (locks and railings) bike areas... with CCTV, of course. Oh, and if Casey Stoner could appear in I’m a Celebrity... that’d be great!