Yesterday my brother bought a new motorbike. He had been saving for months to replace his knackered one and had picked one with the best economy to try to save, as cash is always tight. He picked it up at 5pm, drove over to show me, on his way home. We chatted for about half an hour, then he headed home, stopping at waitrose for some bread.
He emerged 3 minutes later (7:15pm) to find some bastard had stolen it! Apparently cameras caught them doing it, but wearing helmets. Several people saw it going up and down the road without a number plate. He was then stuck at Waitrose and has now lost his work transport as he traded the old one in. He will presumably eventually get an insurance payout, but has to pay £600 excess and is now in quite a hole. I have lent him the Clio, as I have the stepway coming imminently.
We then spent several hours searching the area, as it is probably kids and dumped somewhere when it ran out of fuel. Sadly it is probably burned by now or on the local camp site, where no laws apply.
Really winds me up how we all have to work so hard to get things, but scum can just take them and leave us with nothing. Surely 2 and a quarter hours is the shortest ownership of a motorbike?
(The 2cv is)" a vehicle with almost every virtue, except speed, silence and good looks" The Motor 30th December 1953
Current fleet : 1985 Citroen 2cv6 Special - (Greased Lightning)
2002 Renault Clio
2010 Peugeot Vclic (moped)
Coming soon - 2017 Dacia Sandero Stepway Laureate!