Monday, February 18, 2013

Streety's maiden trip

Sometimes it can be quite cold in Germany during winter (far below 0°C) and in the south, where I live, it's common to have snow (at least a few days). Therefore, lots of riders in Germany have so called season license plates from April to October for their motorcycles. My bike's got normal plates so that I can ride it throughout the year. Actually, during a mild winter there are many opportunities to have joyful days of riding. If there's no snow or black ice on the roads and if the temperature is above 0°C, I ride my motorcycle. So in general, I'm used to riding less during winter, but it's never been such a hard time before.
We have so much snow this winter. Since I've got my new motorcycle, there's only been one occasion for me riding it. I didn't want to go on a short maiden trip just around the city but on a longer one, which I believe is better for the engine of a brand new bike. So I waited and waited...till end of January. On January 31st, 2013, I started the engine of my Street Triple R for the very first time. I visited my buddy Alex, whose B-King (the naked bike with the Hayabusa engine) hibernates.

At the end of the day, I had clocked over 400 km and was utterly thrilled about the Streety. I can't wait for riding it again. If this weather lasts any longer, I'll go crazy. It's enough snow for this winter. Stop it! Please!