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Rockster ride....

A certain Rockster owner is not able to ride is bike for the length of a pregnancy. Why? Not saying. So his R1150R Rockster sits in the garage tucked away under a cover. Waiting the day he can venture back onto the blacktop. The Rockster pines for the road. It pines to have the throttle cracked open and its exhaust bark out the symphony of speed. It sits dreaming of tight twisty roads. Roads that it hunts down big Jap sports bikes and rounds them up quick smart. It is almost a crime that this bike cannot be ridden on the road. Enter me. Sure Sonny I will take the Rockster out for short ride. Yes it will come back with at least one cylinder still attached. No I will not do anything stupid with it. I promise.


Climbing on board my back straight way wants to know what on earth am I doing. My BMW is a great big comfy lounge chair. The Rockster is a gym workout bench. Hard and meant for one thing. A good fast workout.


I have to reach well forward and wide to grip the bars. I left my legs up o…

BMW wins TT .... well 70 years ago....

BMW One-Two Racing Victory at the TT....

"Asking me about the most impressive experience in my racing career, you will make my mind wander back to the year 1939 on that classic island in the Irish Sea, where the world-famous Tourist Trophy has been held for almost a century against the toughest competition you can imagine in international motorsport."


These were the words in 1948 of Georg "Schorsch" Meier in thinking back of his "most wonderful victory" which now lies 70 years in the past and has long become a legend - for Georg Meier was the first non-English rider to win the Senior Tourist Trophy on his BMW compressor machine. This outstanding victory marked the climax of a long development. BMW had started to test compressor technology in motorcycle racing back in the late '20s and Ernst Henne's world records in 1929 had clearly proven that BMW's supercharged engines were able to offer the very best in power and performance.

Even though this …

R100R Classic seen at Jerry's....

Seen yesterday at Jerry's Cafe. Kulnura. There where only 2 bikes there. One a BMW so of course I had to take a few snaps. Used the camera in my Nokia E51 phone. I am impressed with how good they came out.

BMW R100R Classic.





Around the back of Jerry's is a workshop that makes wooden tables, beds and these amazing metal sculptures.


330 Thousand Mile R90S...

BMW's will just keep on going. Airheads in particular are renowned for this. Here is a highly modified R90S from the USA. 330 Thousand miles from new by one owner. Looks like a 45 litre tank has been fitted as well. Good for refueling other bikes while on the move. ;-) I nicked these photos from http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=431785&page=3