Well, not me at Phillip Island - but the Yellow Bike III (840cc Ducati 750 F1) made its debut at the island yesterday with new owner Basil in the saddle. By all accounts, bike and rider bonded nicely and the machine performed flawlessly.
So I breathed a great sigh of relief as I read Basil's email this morning.
It's crazy building a bike like this for a guy who lives on the other side of the planet, but immensely rewarding to get feedback like "I love the bike; it's raw and intoxicating to ride. Held a line well and finished corners nicely. The suspension set up was near perfect. It sounds magnificent and didn't miss a beat."
Kudos to Gary Palmer for building an amazingly civilized 103hp motor to power the package!
Hi-rez pics of the machine HERE