You wouldn't need to. It'll be the blind idiot that pulls out on you.I think Phil might be my brother...
First: BSA Bantam. Actually, first was some unidentifiable moped, but it didn't last long.
Best: T120 Bonneville. Maybe not technically the best, but the most memorable in 'feel'.
Added category. Most insane: Original Kawasaki 750 H2. The two-stroke widowmaker with about 2bhp for most of the rev range and about 500bhp for a 300rpm segment that inevitably came in half way round a damp corner. Winner of the 'how many times did you drop it' award.
Now: None, but considering. Not a sports job these days, but a cruiser or a classic for the summer. Never use my car, so it may go on the list. All I need to do is persuade a certain someone that I won't kill myself.
Otherwise known as the Norton Electra, a bored out Navigator with electric start and bar end indicators.Didn't recognise that model so Googled it. No pages found for it. What was it?
Thanks. I didn't buy a Jubilee when I was looking for my first bike. Went to see one and wasn't impressed, looking back I shouldn't have been impressed by the Bantam either but a single cylinder 2 stroke engine seemed to be easier for a beginner to look after. I found this, it might help anyone else who wants to know what an Electra was.Otherwise known as the Norton Electra, a bored out Navigator with electric start and bar end indicators.
It had Roadholder forks and a Norton grey tank, but that's as close as it got to being a Norton. It was made in Plumstead out of spare AMC parts. The Prince of Darkness was responsible for the electrics, so it's hardly surprising that they were hit or miss.
Mine was a 1964 model bought from a collector in the late 80s. I sold it a few years later, having never really enjoyed it.