Bike’s resident fast bloke James Haydon has just got his riding kit back, two weeks after he needed it for the Panigale V4 launch. Nice work Easyjet.
When in Morocco, do as the Moroccans do. Which, on the Triumph Tiger 800 launch (p52), is what Wilson reasoned when it came to accommodation.
5.30am and Westlake curses the Z1000SX’S flat battery. He nearly misses a plane. Turns out after fitting heated kit he hadn’t refitted the positive terminal.
‘We’ll be testing the bikes along some country lanes,’ we tell kindly dealers before borrowing their bikes. Then we see a trail leading into the hills. Oh dear.