The Old Bitch Reborn
As some of
you are aware, in 2000, I bought an extremely old high mileage BMW R80RT
and promptly called it the 'Old Bitch'. I can honestly say it was
one of the worst two wheeled buys of my life.
It didn't go well, it didn't stop well, and much
to my great regret, no one stole it either. On
the other hand, I spent five months of my life on it and after so many
miles, crashes, breakdowns and £1200 worth of parking tickets, I
reluctantly sold it to a friend of a friend for a second hand VB
Anyway, Stubby Holder man has
resurrected the Old Bitch into something 'muy especial'.
What The Old Bitch Used To Look Like
Bitch, Aussie Motorcycle Girl and me in Lithuania.
Bitch by the side of the road on the way to Bucharest, Romania. One
of the most brilliant days of riding I've ever had.
How It Handled
not the BMW R80RT's forte. But it could take take a lot of damage.
I crashed it four times (including twice in four hours due to a broken
brake calliper spring) and it was pushed over several times - once
by drunks in Poland and another time by council flat kids trying to fit
their scooter into the motorcycle parking bay.
What I Sold It For
That ubiquitous VB Stubby Holder.
What It Looks Like Now
Holder man transformed the Old Bitch by ditching the fairing, picking up
cheap parts from the wreckers for next to nothing and respraying it grey.