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    Handsome bike in ALL BLACK! (-sorry Frodo, couldn't resist)

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    Haven't been doing a lot of big trips recently, but went out for a quick blast through the Wairarapa (over the hill from Wellington) as part of a test of Mana_NZ's new Shvier 900.

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    We had not had decent rain for two months, but I encountered a little drizzle on the ride west and at Pauatahanui there was a great rainbow.

    The skies blackened as I headed towards the Rimutaka Range and I was thinking, "You've gotta be kiddin' me!". No photos, because at the summit it was 10 degrees (50 degrees in imperial currency) and really heavy rain. So heavy that the spray formed a fog a foot high above the road. So heavy that I had to let two cars pass me on what is normally motorcycle heaven. (But the Shiver never missed a beat).

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    John lent me his new Shiver 900 and he rode his old Shiver 750 to give it a shakedown before selling it. We dropped into the Gladstone Tavern, a popular bikers lunch and drink stop. The good folks even provide some spray to clean your visor.

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    We then rode back to Masterton, from where I took my bike back through the Wairarapa back to the Kapiti Coast.
    Frodo
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    So here are some photos of the ride through the Wairarapa countryside on my way back home.

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    I managed to avoid any major showers, so it was a great ride home.
    Frodo
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    Hi Frodo, I'm curious as to whether the low fuel light comes on with the 900 around the same mileage as the 750? I agree it looks a little porkier, does it have the appetite to match? Great pics!

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    Sorry for the delay - just back from a hiking trip. I didn't run the bike far enough to find out
    PM nz_mana.
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