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Well last Friday I did it; I passed my unrestricted motorbike license on the second attempt. I didn't ride that well, in fact I rode much better the time they failed me. But none of that matters now, I am legal to ride any capacity of bike with a pillion anywhere I like.

And, yes, I have bought a big bike. After weeks and weeks of deliberation I settled on the Suzuki SV650s. I collect it on Wednesday and that seems like an age from now. Remember when you were little and Christmas seemed like it was a lifetime away even on the day before Christmas eve? Well that's how I feel today.

When I get my hands on it I'll post some pictures here.

Congratulations Matt, you are now a fully fledged member of one of the most hated groups on the road ;-) Get out there and give them and their little tin boxes utter hell!

Just to put my grown-up head on for a minute, don't forget new tyres take a couple of hundred miles to scrub in and be careful on left handers.

In the immortal words of the amazing spiderman:
'With great power comes great responsibilty'.
Date Added: 23/05/2005

Thanks Sparx, that's a really good point about the new tyres, I will be carefull. Plus of course I have to run the engine in: I'm not allowed to rev above 5000 for 500 miles. My boss is so kewl he's letting me have a jolly out to our northern dealerships on Thursday, so I'm getting a full day in the saddle almost straight away!
Date Added: 23/05/2005

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Congrats, Mad! :D
Date Added: 23/05/2005

Yeah you be careful out there bud. I cant afford to fly home to scrape you off the tarmac yet. Im getting tempted to buy one myself out here, but saaras reigning me in. Which is probably a good thing given my history on push bikes

Date Added: 23/05/2005

Congrats, Bubs. Let the rock and roll lifestyle begin. ;)
Date Added: 24/05/2005

well done for passing, and double well done for choosing the right bike.
There's loads of info over at which is a UK site or there's the US site
The Sv is not a mad all or nothing type bike but take it easy anyway, watch out for the twats who still think it's ok to natter away on the mobile while driving.
Date Added: 25/05/2005

Congrats---take it easy out there!
Date Added: 26/05/2005

to busy riding to photograph it huh
Date Added: 26/05/2005

oi Street Hawk, pics damn it
Date Added: 27/05/2005

Ok ok, sheesh. I will put some pics up soon I promise. I'll also do a little blog about my new bike too. Thanks for the congratulations Dad, Keef, Josh, Sparx, Julie and Mick (and for the links Mick).
Date Added: 27/05/2005

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