Cape Town Triumph

Its December and that usually means tinsel based misery mixed with beige food and forced fun events taking up your time.  Its normally cold and wet therefore very little fun to be had outside on four or two wheels.  All is not lost this year however as we are in the southern hemisphere, December is the heart of the summer holidays, temperatures are on the rise and we have discovered Wolf Moto, a modern motorcycle rental firm based in the heart of the Mother City.

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Project RGV

At the turn of the century it was not unfamiliar to hear the ringing and dinging of a two stroke motorcycle on a sunny weekend. On board, a young aspiring Biaggi or Doohan in their full hein gericke suit, OGK helmet and cheap but matching boots. Following the 90's shell suit and flashy graphics were hanging around in the design world and getting your biking thrills was often at the handlebar of a  RS, KR1s, TZR, RD, Mito, NSR or in my case, an RGV.

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Un giro in Toscana

Answer this, what are the ingredients for the perfect motorcycle ride ? Never ending curves ? Minimal traffic ? 25 degrees bright sunshine and gorgeous scenery ?  Being a biker from the south east of England any of those would be appreciated but it just so happens that today I find myself far from Box Hill and it appears to be both warm and sunny.

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James Burbridge
Lamborghini museo and factory tour

I've made a return to manual gears and a drop top in this hire car so it's back to heel toe downshifts and roof down driving. I pass the sign "Sant Agata Bolognese, Citta di Lamborghini" on approach to a roundabout so brake, clutch in, ping the gas, shift, clutch out, to my right I see the purple and paper wrapped Aventador S out on its test drive

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James Burbridge