David Whittaker's Member Page
Member: davidwhittaker1105
Name: David Whittaker
From: skelmersdale, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Gender: Male
Age: 34 years old
Riding For: 12 years
Homepage: http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=1144448833
Member Info: I love bikes. Poor me - I''ve not owned a bike now for nearly 2 years. I miss my little 1998 Yamaha FZR600 - not the fastest I''ve owned but it was still quick and set up just right. I really really miss my old T595 - she was magic never mind. I got my dad''s old XJ 600s back on the road - pulling her back from the dead was fun. I even got her MOTd for him but he sold her. Now on to the next one - yet another XJ600 - wonder if he will keep it?? I do like to tinker a year or two ago I completed a restoration of a Yamaha XS 250 from the year I was born - that was also fun but hated polishing up all that chrome :( lol I''ve had a few modern Yam''s, a few modern Kawasaki''''s and still honestly love the build quality of the Triumph - really was so unique. The triple sound and ride was awesome!! My two true favourites have to be the ZZR and the T595. I used to have a ZZR 1100 (1991 C MODEL) - the BIG DADDY of the biking world!! This sweetheart was derestricted and race tuned although never raced. She had a metratrex rear swinging arm, complete goodridge braided lines. She was more powerful than the standard model as she was 1098cc and 175bhp unfortunately this was stated on the log book so insurance bracket a whopping 16. Please read the following MCN verdict: "The ZZ-R11 long reigned as speed top dog, but that all changed in 1996 when Honda’s Super Blackbird assumed the title of “Fastest Production Motorcycle”. Intriguingly, however, the ZZ-R continues to impress, aceing the the Blackbird in top gear roll on tests, remaining a great all-rounder and now being better value than ever. One of motorcycling’s greats. Open its throttle with anything more than 4000rpm on the clock and the world gets thrown over your shoulders in a blur of colour. The bike also provides its own sound track, growling and snarling with pleasure as it comes on song. The rush of power is awesome, and the bike hurtles forward maniacally at an eye-popping rate. The ZZ-R is surprisingly easy to ride. The riding postion is typical Kawasaki – the forward stretched riding position comfy for most, especially for taller riders. And the power available might be intimidating but the bike is actually a real sweetie, just as easy to take to the shops as blast to the Bol. Sweet, neutral handler, too. The neat fold-away bungee hooks are well postioned and very useful as the flared tail-piece doesn’t take throwovers easily.The mirrors are blissfully vibe-free with clear views of what lies behind. Essential kit when piloting a motorcycle that can hit the national speed limit in first. Fuel consumption is an excellent 45mpg which allows 200 miles between fill-ups. The ZZ-R 1100 may not be top dog any more but its pedigree is impeccable and the mere fact its been de-throned by the Super Blackbird makes it even better value. All this for around £2500? That’s some kind of bargain in our book…" (MCN) It felt great riding this monster!! I always liked the look of bikes but never rode one as a youngster (down to pleasing my mum) but often went on them as a pillion. To start with I had a Peugeot Speedfight2 (year 2000 model) which my dad gave me and from then on I haven''t looked back. I have owned the following: Peugeot Speedfight2 50cc X reg Cagiva Supercity 125cc T reg Kawasaki GPX 500S 500cc H reg Kawasaki ZZR 400 H reg Pioneer XF125 125cc 52 plate Kawasaki GPX 750 F reg Kawasaki ZZR 600 L reg Kawasaki ZZR 600 P reg Kawasaki ZZR 1100 H reg Kawasaki ZZR 600 J reg Yamaha YZF750R P Reg Yamaha YZF750R P Reg Yamaha Diversion K reg Honda CB Hornet 600 T reg Triumph T595 R Reg Yamaha XS250 Kinroad JL 125 Yamaha FZR 600 S Reg So yeah - guess what?!! I am a biker ha ha. Fancy meeting up for a ride in the North West (UK) or know any good meets let me know via email - davidwhittaker1105 at yahoo.co.uk. Keep smiling and enjoy yourselves.
 
 Current:
1991 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 / ZX11

Photos: 27
1996 Kawasaki ZZR 600 / ZX6

Photos: 5
1989 Kawasaki GPX 750

Photos: 6
1997 Triumph T 595

Photos: 11
1992 Yamaha XJ 600

Photos: 4
1999 Honda CB 600 (Hornet)

Photos: 0
1980 Yamaha XS 250

Photos: 3
1997 Yamaha YZF 750

Photos: 0
1990 Kawasaki GPZ 400R

Photos: 8
1998 Yamaha FZR 600

Photos: 2
 
 Past:
2000 Peugeot Speedfight2 50

Photos: 0
1999 Cagiva Super City 125

Photos: 2
1991 Kawasaki GPZ 500S D6

Photos: 1
1991 Kawasaki ZZR 400

Photos: 2
1994 Kawasaki ZZR 600 / ZX6

Photos: 4
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