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Rome on a Vespa If you’ve ever been to Rome, you’ll know that as well as being the Eternal City, full of amazing classical buildings and history at every turn, it can also be a pretty frantic place, with tourists swarming almost every major attraction.  Visiting a new City, it can also be difficult to discover the secret neighbourhoods, views and restaurants that the locals frequent, and escape the more obvious hotspots. For the perfect antidote to this, we discovered these guys – Scooteroma -…

I’m nervous, we haven’t seen each other for a long time, and my heart is pounding as I walk up the drive to her home. Will the magic still be there, or will I be greeted with frosty silence?  Will she remember the good times we’ve had?    I reach forward, and it’s like we’ve never been apart.  I hold her close to me and my hands instinctively fall into place.  Praying that she will respond to me, I touch the red start button.  1000cc of V Twin power…

Took delivery of a new motorbike.  A Honda VTR Firestorm, in yellow.  This is a 1000cc V-twin.  Bit of a handful around town but awesome on the open road.  Masses of torque and massive top end as well as awesome low end grunt.  Way more powerful than my Suzuki 650 (written off) twin I had last year.   Having a couple of issues with backfiring – think it may be the carbs that need balancing…but as I know bugger all about engines that is…