Pil­ing on the miles

Motorcycle News (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

I ap­plaud your #ride5000miles fea­ture. Get out there and ride your bike, what­ever the weather is do­ing. There is no bad day to ride a bike – just some days are bet­ter than oth­ers. It’s a pity the mo­tor­cy­cle trade in gen­eral don’t see the ben­e­fit of peo­ple do­ing big miles on their bike, though. Come trade-in time, they look at the mileage – in my case 11,000 miles in three years – and de­clare: “Well, it’s on the high side.” Ex­cuse me, but it is a big ad­ven­ture bike and I have had some big ad­ven­tures on it, to the Alps and Pyre­nees.

I ap­pre­ci­ate that you al­ways be­lieve your bike is worth more than is of­fered, but re­marks about mileage may put you off rid­ing it. Is a large mo­tor­cy­cle en­gine any less re­li­able than a car of the same ca­pac­ity? An 11,000-mile, three-year-old car would be con­sid­ered a good, low-mileage trade-in. Bill P, email

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