I recently traded in my lovely blue Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 for a stunning almost new FJR1300. NEWS FLASH the Super Ten was sold within 2 days! My mate Martin had offered me their demo FJR that he had registered in September 2017 (he is obliged by Yamaha UK to have six bikes as demos … Continue reading A new bike, a suprisingly good Yamaha FJR1300AE
We have found and made an offer on a new property, as threatened!! This small property is fantastic and is perfect for what we need, a small working base in the Amalfi area. The property is a WONDERFUL double garage and is very recent indeed, it looks virtually new, and has all of the permissions … Continue reading New property comes closer
Given that cars (and bikes) become ever more expensive and complex, and the spares follow, we see a fiendish idea to start a potentially-interesting business with used and regenerated spare parts. We therefore intend to purchase some cars and some scooters and strip them for spares, indeed we have already acquired a Honda SH125, the … Continue reading Used spare parts for cars and scooters
Services enters one (or even two) new activities. We have purchased a lightly damaged VW van and we have started work on the strip down and on the repairs. We intend to document this work with a series of photos which will follow. This work will be carried out by a specialist who does this … Continue reading New enterprise!! Another arrow to our bow (or something)
Ok so here is the master plan for the hotel so far: I have asked her indoors if I can book the whole hotel PLUS the 3 apartments for the whole week, and (so far so good) she said yes. Poor woman. This event is by personal invitation only and is NOT open to the … Continue reading A week takeover of the lovely Aurora Hotel, Amalfi. October 20-27th 2018
The amazing Yamaha TMAX 530
The Yamaha TMax is the original big scooter (to be honest a motorbike dressed as a scooter) and has been produced since 2001 in Japan. Yamaha have sold over 200,000 examples and today it sells as strongly as ever. I remember that when the sales reached 100,000 Yamaha announced that 80,000 bikes had been sold … Continue reading We add a new bike to our fleet, a lovely 2015 Yamaha T Max 530!!
Yesterday I received a call from a friend here in Roma asking if I was interested to help. Her friend had called her from Milano for a contact with a fast motorbike so she put me in contact. The question was if I could collect a young lady from Rome Fiumicino Airport at 2150 and … Continue reading Services moves up a gear…..
As most residents of planet earth will know, Valentino Rossi is Mr Moto GP. Valentino has been racing for 20 years and has won the Moto GP title 9 times now, he fought for his 10th win with Yamaha this year but Marc Marques and Honda denied him. Rats. His home town is Tavullia which is on … Continue reading Valentino Rossi and Tavullia
A quick review of the new Yamaha MT10