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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I take it then, from your reference to "oil burner", that you're not a fan of big turbo V6 diesels? Strangely, that seems to be common among some 'petrol heads', and I've never understood their bias
    Marco.
    Not at all, i love a fast diesel (i fucking detest working on them though).
    “Oil burner” is just a name most in the trade use when talking about a diesel car.
    I had an A8 4.2 V8 TDI for a couple of weeks as a company car when it was first released was astonished at how good it was. The modern stuff is just amazing and very very clean, so much so that the DVSA had to make an MOT form that i have to fill in when it’s impossible to get a smoke reading when testing the emissions.
    I think a lot of negative diesel comments are from people who have only owned diesels from the pre turbo days, and lets be honest, they were absolutely terrible.
    The instant torque is kinda what made me go back to big V-twin bike instead of an in line 4 again, it’s nice to have a bunch of torque on tap without having to rev the nuts off the engine.
    That said, i’d take a petrol car any day of the week over a diesel, or when the time is right, electric.

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    No worries, we're in agreement, but you can keep yer electric cars!

    Surprised a diehard 'petrol head' like you, on both two and four wheels, would entertain them. Me? I *need* to hear the lovely roar of a powerful combustion engine (petrol or diesel)

    Plus, I need to have a 'project' and something to tweak....!

    Marco.
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    Some new bits for the Superduke turned up today…
    The see through bit is plexiglass.



    I’ve seen these on a few bikes and imo they look pretty cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    No worries, we're in agreement, but you can keep yer electric cars!

    Surprised a diehard 'petrol head' like you, on both two and four wheels, would entertain them. Me? I *need* to hear the lovely roar of a powerful combustion engine (petrol or diesel)

    Plus, I need to have a 'project' and something to tweak....!

    Marco.
    Yes, me too, but i prefer speed over anything else and electric gives that in spades, and some.

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    Fair enough, but they're just too soulless for me - in pretty much every way!

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    What about when you're a 54-year old [but look 10 years younger] Italian/Scottish daftee, with the mental age of 25 and an insatiable penchant for stupidness?

    Marco.
    Get yourself trained up and get a paramotor, the feeling of beating gravity by running into the air off your feet is unbelievable.

    Check out mine and my flying buddy's latest trip.
    https://www.paramotorclub.org/topic/...#comment-88711

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Fair enough, but they're just too soulless for me - in pretty much every way!

    Marco.
    Just an innocent question, how many have you driven?


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    None, Nick. No point, as a) I don't like that they stand for, b) I like to hear the roar of a sports exhaust when I'm driving, and c) I hate the styling of most electric cars!

    So even if I drove one and thought that they were the best thing in the world (unlikely), the above, fundamentally important to me boxes, would still remain un-ticked

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    Get yourself trained up and get a paramotor, the feeling of beating gravity by running into the air off your feet is unbelievable.

    Check out mine and my flying buddy's latest trip.
    https://www.paramotorclub.org/topic/...#comment-88711
    Lol - I don't doubt anything you're saying about that, Alan, or how much fun it is, but it's not really my thing

    Marco.
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    I had a look round one of these the other day and nearly wet my pants:



    Now THAT is my idea of a car!!

    And the latest version:



    BRUTAL/menacing as fuck, and, erm, 'fast enough'!

    Marco.
    "Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears” - John Lennon.

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