Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's A Fun Machine...

Well known New Zealand TV personality Bill Hohepa and his lovely wife Linda were at Kaiaua on The Seabird Coast yesterday and called in to say hi to The Flying Tortoise.
They were on their brand spanking new Can-Am Spyder checking out a route for a Spyder Rally next week.
This 'toy' features a 990cc Rotax engine, the same as they use on light planes and when I asked Linda how fast it goes she said 'I don't know, I just hang on...'
Their sporty machine is registered as a car and drives like one, but on a beautiful day like yesterday, a lot more exhilarating.
Bill fronts the popular TV programme 'Talking Trucks' and is currently working on a new one called 'Talking Bikes' then it's on to 'Talking Motorhomes'. Talk about fun...

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  1. I actually looked at one of those Spyder 3-wheel motorcycles 3 years ago with the idea of maybe buying it for my commute to work. I decided that it was too 'sporty' in that you lean too far down while riding for me to be comfortable. Cool idea, and neat looking maching, though.

  2. Wow, do we have those in the States?

  3. Renee: yes. I looked at one in Clarksville, TN 3 years ago.