Returning to riding
Returning to riding
Over the last three years we have hosted the National Road Rally in Lincoln, and enjoyed every minute of it. Now it's time to return to the ride, if you would to join us get in contact.
HJPBikes - feeding an obsession!
HJPBikes - feeding an obsession!
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No.17 Kawasaki ZX-9R

I really didn’t know what bike I wanted so I went with my Voucher to a multi-franchise dealer. I looked at many different bikes and I decided that a ZX-9R would be the nearest what I wanted and the fact that they were heavily discounted also helped. I collared a salesman and told him I was interested. He went through all his spiel and kept saying I’ll throw in this and that, I think I got a free alarm and a service. When I said ok I’ll have it, I hadn’t tried to haggle as I thought they may be funny with a voucher and say it had to be full price or something, he asked how I wanted to pay. As the voucher was for…

No.16 Buell X-1 Lightning

After the divorce I managed to get a house and my finances sorted and I realised I could afford a new(er) bike. I thought I would start looking round and get one as a present to myself. While searching for a suitable bike I ended up at a Buell dealer. I got a test ride on a X-1 and set off into Nottinghamshire.

Their policy towards test rides is very good with the take a couple of hours by yourself attitude. I was quite enjoying myself and getting on well with the bike. I was just passing junction 25 of the M1 and I thought I would see what the bike was like on a Motorway. Just as I was accelerating down the Northbound…

No.15 Suzuki GSF120N Bandit

This was my first brand new vehicle (even though it was a grey import) and I was dead excited about it. This bike stayed with me through the thick and the thin of it including a divorce. It was a black naked Bandit 1200.

I really gelled with this bike as it handled (generally), had some umph and was big enough for me too. It was even comfy two up. I was probably one of only 3 people in the Country that didn’t put a pipe on it.…