For those who are interested ...
I had to move everything about yesterday to clear leaves and stuff from my usual storage locations, and I ended up with all three bikes on the driveway, and I thought it would be an ideal photo opportunity. There's one new addition to the fleet since the last bike-related post here.
Here's the chorus line:
From left to right:
Yamaha XT660R, 2006, fully functional, road legal, the commuter and everyday reliable workhorse. Previous owner rode it to Romania and back (from his name on the V5, I think he was visiting relatives) and I intend to give it a similar workout before too long. Not to Romania, but further than the Severn Bridge, for sure.
Triumph Trident 750, 1994 (but an early VIN, probably made in 1992), one of the early Hinckley revival Triumphs. Bought because I could no longer credibly be the Chairman of my branch of the Owners' Club without owning a Triumph, and this was a very cheap eBay purchase in May. Bought (more or less) to say I had one in the shed, and perhaps to keep with a view to long-term restoration. In fact, it is a superb bit of kit, and I am hooked. It had 52k on the clock when I got it (53k now) and it is not without its faults, but it is rideable and goes pretty well for an old girl. I'm now focusing on a gradual improvement schedule. The immediate stuff has all been done, and I am now onto the refinements (hollow laugh).
Yamaha XT600E, 1995 (but made in 1994), SORNed, no tax, no insurance, no battery as of yesterday. A triumph (heh) of mid-90s tasteless colour vandalism - pale green, lilac and white. The puppy I cannot abandon. Long-term, it's going to get money spent on it and made fantastic, but short-term it's under a cover behind the shed. I found an interesting nest of spiders in the air intake yesterday. Not at the top of my priority list, but when time and funds allow, it's getting the treatment. I have a lot of lurve for this bike.