- Apr 15, 2009
If you had a proper vintage Commando you could make any trip no problems. And if you break down along the way there'll be about 50 lads to stop to help. Just how many miles each way is it for you to the IoM?To date, a very happy 961 customer but starting to wonder if I've bought a load of trouble, not new to that I suppose. Took years sorting an original Rocket 3, only to be outdone by 'Japcrap', at least in a straight line. This summer will be 50 years of biking, started with a 3 speed Bantam, lots of brit bikes a handful of Japs and 1 American, bought the 961 to realise the dream of taking a bike to the IoM. Loads of planned and failed attempts, various bikes. Realising that it's not totally British, suppose my 06 Scrambler is the nearest I have to that, but with the history, a near perfect bike to go on. Feeling a bit cheated at the moment but here's hoping it turns out reliable enough for the trip. So far, nearing the 1st service, all is good.