Richard Akrill's Member Page
Member: ackers
Name: Richard Akrill
From: Walton le Dale, Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Gender: Male
Age: 53 years old
Riding For: 42 years
 
 Current:
2005 Ducati Multistrada 1000s DS

Photos: 7
Purchased: Mar 2012
Info: Just getting used to the Multistrada now. It feels like a real backlane missile!!!
 
 Past:
1997 Cagiva Elefant 900

Photos: 16
Purchased: Aug 2004
Sold: Apr 2011
Info: Superb Bike. Did a 2750 mile sponsored ride aroung UK in 5 days in 2005. So comfortable, light and manouverable. Could have gone round again -no sweat!!! Sported 900SS heads that gives more ooomph.
1997 Triumph daytona 955i

Photos: 3
Purchased: Feb 2005
Sold: Feb 2006
Info: Broken up for Spares as no-one would buy. Made a load more profit in bits!!!
1950 Norton ES 2

Photos: 5
Purchased: Aug 1950
Info: Norton 500T purchased new by my father in 1950 Stayed with the family until just after my father died in 2004.
1948 AJS M16

Photos: 1
Purchased: May 2004
Sold: Jan 2005
Info: Gorgeous Bike. Looked the part. Wasnt quite up to it for serious Pre-65 trials.
1997 Ducati 900 SS

Photos: 4
Purchased: Oct 2005
Sold: May 2006
Info: The bike was going to ''donate'' it''s engine to the Elefant (see above). It never transpired as the 900SS was just too lovely to break. Sold to a collector from Beckermet in Cumbria whi was small enough to squeeze on it. Just gorgeous on the road almost the perfect sports bike for real conditions. Smooth torquey power and completely solid handling. By the way - slip of the keyboard - it''s a 1994 mod
1994 BMW R 1100 RS

Photos: 3
Purchased: Jan 2007
Sold: Oct 2008
Info: Low mileage R1100RS. Pretty standard except for renthals replacing the vague original rubber mounted bars. Lovely bike, faster than you expected but a serious weight to throw around country roads. Sold it and bought my KTM 950 Adventure. Wish that had shaft drive though!
2007 Benelli TRE-K

Photos: 6
Purchased: Feb 2011
Sold: Feb 2012
Info: What a great idea for a bike but let down by appalling quality control and a joke of an engine management system. If it was properly sorted I would have another but in 12 months of ownership it was on the road for 8 weeks!!!
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