Yeah, I know it just may be a general off-topic thread, but I can't pass on the occasion.
Today, 10th of November (if my source is correct) 125 years ago two Germat engineers Wilhelm Maybach and Gottlieb Daimler set into motion the Worlds FIRST motorcycle. "The Daimler" had a 205 cubic cm engine with 0,5 (one half) Hp output and travelled at max speed of 12km/h. AND IT WAS MADE OF WOOD.
So today guys, our bikes have their great-grandfather's birthday. And we, my friends, have a date to remember. And the names of two valiant techs who, against all advice from friends or family, made the first step into the motor realm happen.
2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Prep (sold)
2004 Suzuki SV650 (sold, wish I hadn't)
2009 Kawasaki Versys (commuter/dragon slayer)
Future bike: Ducati Sport 1000S (just because To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts. )
Come, Come, if the US Marines didn't have a party they would forget the USMC's birth day.
US Marines? Wow...
Who'd have guessed? We had a birthday of russian militsija (kind of like police, only hell of a load worse at most). Last time too. They're re-naming it into police now. Which doesn't solve problems, quite the contrary, apparently... But, let's not open THAT can of worms here. It's a Versys forum/
On the topic, to all Marines out there - hapy birthday! I've never served in the army myself, but being rased a family where EVERYONE (save for my grandma) were military at some pint, well... Let me say that I respect people who learn to fight in defence of their country.
I'm guessing on 6km/h (walking speed) it would've been difficult to roll on that rocket of a bike down cobble-paved streets. Plus, there were no helmets or def.gear back then, so... I figure I'd go for the wheels too. After all, this is as hard as hardtails get!