February 6, 2010
Great to hear from the legendary Ken Johnston on the site. Ken is not only the owner of the finest moustache in Christendom, but the owner of a motorbike that’s done the equivalent of four times around the planet.
Thanks to all of you who noticed that I rode off with the sidestand down in one of the film clips in the trip preview.
I can’t quite understand how I did it, since I thought Triumph had idiot-proof technology in place to cut out the engine if you put it into gear with the stand down. Obviously my idiocy was strong enough to beat the system.
I’d like to pretend that I did it deliberately just to check you were all paying attention, or that I leave the stand down as a handy prop for taking a rest if I get tired halfway around a left-hand bend.
But I won’t.