All posts for the month May, 2014


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter taking delivery of the ANIMAL on 16th May 2014 they did a short trip out to the Pinnacles to help run her in for her first 1000km service. The Pinnacles is a special place for Vince and Karen as it was on a Perth Motorbike and Sidecar Rider’s Camping trip to Cervantes and the Pinnacles on 4th and 5th Jan 2014 that they both knew they were meant to be together…..   IMG_6017IMG_6028IMG_6004













Upon returning from the South Africa ride Karen and Vince were so impressed with the BMW 1200 GS that the looked at purchasing one for their big trip. At Auto Classic in Perth, Karen fell in love with the GSA fully kitted out with metal panniers and top box – she even had the colour picked out -Olive! It was a step up from the 1200 GS they had ridden, and as the latest water cooled model, one of the most expensive options available ($29,000 plus $3000 for panniers, top box GPS) -but you only live once and the heart wants what the heart wants! Karen’s philosophy was may as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb!  2014_BMW_R_1200_GS_1139225
 TRIUMPHTiger1200Explorer2014UrbanTouringMotorcycle Karen was already set, but Vince, being Vince, wanted to explore all options…He took Karen to view the  Triumph 1200 Explorer ($22,790) at JCS Motorcycles in Burswood. Karen took a look but was unmoved.
Vince then took Karen to view the KTM 1190R Adventure ($20,000) at Savage Suzuki in Midland. Again, Karen took a look but was unmoved.  2013-ktm-1190-adventure-and-adventure-r-officially-priced_2
 BMWR1200GSAdventure2014EquippedAllroadTouringEnduro The ANIMAL! Vince couldn’t change Karen’s mind to go for a cheaper option, and had to admit in his heart of hearts he also wanted the BMW R1200 GS Adventure they had initially picked out! So the decision was made – get out that credit card!
We took delivery on 16th May 2014 but had to wait a little longer for the right pannier and top box that were on back order. Vince made further modifications on the bike such as an endure bashplate, and later thing such as bark buster hand guards, headlight protector, lowered the seat etc which you can check out under the bike tab!  Karen and Vince buy a Bike