Well, here it is the last blog of the year known as 2015. What a year it's been, so many new motorcycles being built by talented people from all around the world, it's been amazing to watch and see. The V2Guzzi blog has gone from strength to strength that's for sure. Over 2 million hits which still blows me away. It just goes to show that people are always interested in looking at new motorcycles and following builds themselves. I have noted a funny thing during the course of the last two years that during the summer months in the northern hemisphere the readership drops slightly which means your all out riding and the southern hemisphere the readership goes through the roof, and then it moves around as the summer comes south. Only to be expected I guess.
Well enough of that, here is the extremely large Christmas blog for you all to enjoy, I'm not going to apologise for the size of it, because I will be away for a few weeks and I know that you will all need your fix. So this one is for that afternoon or evening after a long day at the Christmas table where you can grab a whiskey or bourbon and take some quiet time to reflect on your year and enjoy some pure unadulterated quiet time for yourself.
Merry Christmas everyone thank you for your support this year both personally and with the blog, I have really appreciated true friendship from all of you. It's been a very humbling experience.
You know this is a standard motorcycle, but it has so many of the values inherently in it to make it a custom. Ducati have done well to continue the 916 heritage through.
Back in the days when I was important enough to hold the late great Robert Holden's ( the last Ducati winner at the Isle of Man by the way) water bottle, at the 4 Hour. Oh I owned the bike as well.This must have been 1995?
Wouldn't this be a cool transporter
How cool is this truck?
This is a carving that i did a few years back, I still have it, it just needs a home now. hard to move it weighs about 300 kilos.
She's been out riding her Vespa.
This was where this weeks blog was supposed to have finished, but in the interests of Christmas, I have decided to add a bumper issue of images just because it's Christmas, and because I can.
Ha ha, what a beauty.
The Honda panel beating elves have been at it again, this is the tank for the new RCV road bike, available to you if your bloody loaded, and with kit like this you can see why you have to be loaded.
This is still a Yeah Nah for me. I'm just not convinced that a Diavel like this is right. I know it's for Mericun market, but I am just not sure. I hope too see one soon, and then I will let you know what I think.
I will find some more images of this model, it is just beautiful.
All hand beaten alloy, by elves late at night
Noooooo............that's not right.
What a great image, I can smell it, I can taste it, I can feel it.
The new Tesi front end.
No, No look behind the headlight, look behind the headlight.
Had the next one up the TM250 but this bought back great memories.
Now this would be fun.
I laughed when I saw this image, it reminds me of my good friend Craig landing his Triumph.
And with that I'm saying goodbye to 2015. It's not been a great year it has to be said. Lost some faith in myself, lost some friends (no regrets there), lost a whole lot of things really. BUT and there's always a but, I found some new things that I did not know I had, strength in myself, a new found respect for my general well being, made so so many new friends through these pages, changed my life and started a new one. So all's not too bad in the world really. I kind of feel excited and enlivened by the new decisions that I have made, and I can't wait to get on with them in the new year. Good riddance to 2015 and hello 2016. Good times ahead.
Happy Christmas everyone ride, safe and fast, and all the while, re-build, re-model, re-paint, change that seat you've been sitting on for so long, and move along.
Cheers everyone, you have all been fantastic. See you all on the other side.