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Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2009 12:04
Well, my affair with Tango really turned into a brief fling!! It was a great bike, and the colour was incredible, but I found myself in a very fortunate position of being able to update. So being hooked on the Sprint, I decided to buy a more recent model.
Meet Casper, a 2007 Triumph Sprint ST (ABS model). 13000kms, luggage etc etc. I flew down to Sydney early one morning to check the bike over, paid the money and started the return jourey at about 11am (the picture on the right was taken at Turramurra servo just before the freeway). 95% of the trip back was in the pouring rain, and with all the flooding we'd had, I opted to head straight back in case the mountain closed again. I finally arrived home at about 7pm.
That was a looong ride, but even in the rain I had fun! Casper just wanted to go and go, and handled beautifully. More than I can say about some of my gear!! The Dri Rider Nordic Pro jacket was great, no leakage there. Luckily for me, I decided to buy some better pants for the journey, rather than my usual Draggins. The Rivet Jaguar pants stood up to the rain too. My Dri Rider Nordic, so called waterproof, boots weren't. Nor were the gloves. Top marks to the Jacket & Pants though, anything that can survive 7 hours solid rain has got to be good. I doubt they'll get exposed to that much water again.
I've since had a few more accessories fitted, such as the matching top box, the tank pad and a Rego Pro Tube (great idea)!!
Check out the gallery for a few more photos!