‘Kan­ga­roo of hor­ri­ble­ness’


In re­sponse to ‘It runs in the fam­ily’ (Bike, Au­gust). My Mon­ster 1200 has been in the garage since the end of May and my good friends at Woods mo­tor­cy­cles (Abergele) kindly lent me their yel­low 821. I had the pre­vi­ous ver­sion and con­sider the 2015 M821 my favourite bike ever. So I was ex­cited to try the lat­est and ‘yel­low’ ver­sion. Af­ter 1000+ miles I hate it. Above 30mph it is the per­fect bike – good looks, de­cent tank range, not too tall, not too heavy and that sound. Be­low 30mph in tour­ing mode it’s a kan­ga­roo of hor­ri­ble­ness. I gave up try­ing to man­age it in town, switch­ing to ur­ban mode to make it bear­able. So, I was de­lighted to see Paul Lang’s Au­gust is­sue com­ments about his ‘buck­ing bronco’ ride. Julie Owens, email

Surely that’ll void the in­surance

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