a sad loss...
...but does this mean the ballon will be put up for auction?! Any one fancy buying a share in the worlds largest motorcycle?
I only had the opportunity to speak to GW once, and they were very nice. I was in great need of a new bike, fast. I rang them for an ER6n, but was told the fastest they could do it was a week (though they did offer me 5 years 0% apr!) due to having nearly 150 bikes to PDI, and that was with him sneaking me up the queue. As a result they lost the sale. I went to OnYerBike, ordered a new bike at 3pm wednesday, and it was ready for me 4pm friday. And of that wait, 4pm wednesday to 2pm friday was all down to MCE insurance not pulling their finger out with my documents.
So maybe their size was actually becoming a problem? losing that personal touch?
And on another note...
"even small bikes cost more than good spec cars"
1) what bikes?!
2) what cars?!
A ford focus is £16k plus. My ER6 cost me less than £5k brand new (and has done 20,000 miles since May this year without missing a beat).
Would you trust a £5k used car, which didn't come with the 2 year warranty my bike did, to do 20,000 miles in 9 months without missing a beat.
So the new cars (ford focus etc), I'd get a 1199 ducati! and a holiday. and a years fuel. and some new leathers. and few track days in spain....