Patrick’s three rules

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Special Build of the Year 2018 -

Don’t lis­ten to self-ap­pointed ex­perts telling you what can and can’t be done. Your own time is yours and good things come to those who per­se­vere and think hard and clearly about what they’re do­ing.

Get the han­dle­bar po­si­tion right for where it needs to be for you. I knew the rid­ing po­si­tion I was af­ter and wasn’t go­ing to let the aes­thet­ics com­pro­mise that. When you have the er­gonomics right you can style the bike around them.

Hav­ing said that it’s up to you to de­cide what can and can’t be done, al­though there’s lit­tle point in try­ing to make a Tri­umph into a Du­cati. And al­ways re­mem­ber“that’ll do”, sim­ply won’t do.

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