Spike, our unreliable s__t heap of a Suzuki XN85, was finally laid to rest at the end of March. As his insurance ran out, and Andy and Chris prepared to go abroad, Spike chose a bad time to fry his starter motor. One fault too many! We sold him to one of the guys at Wellington Motorcycles for all of $130 (He's since been sold on to a collector in Palmerston North for restoration- good luck to him!).
On return from England, Andy found a 1998 Suzuki Bandit 600cc, with only 8000miles on the clock. We hope this proves more reliable (it should! Unlike Spike 1, Spike 2 is a simpler machine, with no turbo, no computer, and tied and tested mechanicals).