Hi, new here...From the UK
Ordered a 2017 Duke 390 a few weeks back..........
Its still in the factory so I'm told.
Haw- another gorblimey on here! What area of the UK are you at? (Sorry to hear about your probs! Sounds like the demand for the 390s is picking up- the word is getting around?
I was a member of The Johnson's Motorcycle Club- out near Brands Hatch- back in '65-'66. (To be an official member of that club, you had to do 'the ton' with a guy named 'Mad Johnny'......
We got the use of Brands, one Sunday afternoon. I nearly lost it- at Paddock Bend on the second lap. A guy sailed past me on the inside, (looked like he was on a Sunday stroll.) Afterwards- in the pits- I asked who he was?
I was told: "He is the 'king of Brands"
Hmm- how did he get that name?
"Because he can get around this track- faster than anybody else. His name, is Derick Minter- he lives just up the road."
I virtually lived, at Harry Johnson's transport caf- for over a year- like two or three nites a week, (and nearly every weekend!) We used to do 'burn ups' and stuff like that. And there was another thing they used to do:
Put a shilling in the jukebox- start a record-jump on your bike and go up the road- through West Kingsdown- down 'Death Hill'- around 'Suicide Corner'- around the roundabout after that- and get back to the caf before the record stopped!?!
Only one guy ever made it, (while I was hanging out there). The guys dragged me out to meet him. (He was riding a modded Triump Bonny with a full dustbin fairing on it. (The name of his bike, was painted on the sides of that fairing- it was Vodoo.
I said: You are the only guy who has accomplished this- since I been here. What is your secret?
He laffed and replied: "Easy- I geared it for 140 miles an hour!"
!?! (Don't try this at home, Kids- they will toss you so far behind bars, that they will have to pump air into you!)
(And I got lots more- if anybody wants to hear it..........