Sunday, 18 December 2011

The Cockroach

I needed a winter bike. Well, I needed a bike to ride until the Black Arrow is finished. After having to get rid of one British automotive design classic a little past its best, I decided to buy another. This is a 1999 T595 Daytona in Speed Triple trim. It's rough. I've named it the Cockroach.
It has a bad rattlecan paintjob, the indicators don't work, nasty enduro front light, broken gear lever, the ugliest stick-on tank protector in the universe and uncomfortably low bars, but it has a couple of month's tax and test, it runs and starts really well, sounds great and, the clincher, it was £730. Yes, 730 quid! G

7 comments:

stevie coles said...

Now that is a bargain!!.
The rougher the better in my book, as long as they run ok.

Anders said...

Reminds me of how much I miss my Speed Triple. 730? You got to be kidding.

Dr-Ogo said...

......and it looks like it's dripping in Brilcream, which is kinda slick....

rustyli150 said...

La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha

Nick said...

Love it

747 said...

sweet and cheap just like my ladies.

t_s said...

A rather fantastic motorcycle. I find it extremely difficult to keep away from them.