danfra
Hey fellow riders, 

My TU250x and I are new additions to the streets of Melbourne. 
If you see a very frustrated learner driver- that's me. 
Riding a bike without being able to lane filter is like buying new clothes and never wearing them, or having a TV but never switching it on, or cooking dinner and never eating it.. get the gist? 
Any other learners feel the same? 

Love from, 

the power couple 


- Love from the power couple

2018 Retro Suzuki TU250x 
Location: Victoria 
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CHF10
Victoria is such a nanny state.
Live free or die!
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danfra
I walked into Peter Stevens with a dream and walked out 2 weeks later holding the keys to a 2018 Retro Suzuki TU250x. 
My first car was a Suzuki Vitara '97 so the brand was already in my heart. 
Plus the retro outfit... take my money! (and boy did they).

I could justify buying brand new as my mechanical knowledge is non- existent. Was this the right call in your opinion as buying second hand with nothing to go on could go wrong?

Living in Fitzroy doesn't allow me to shift up into 5th gear often between my house and the office. This calls for hectic weekend rides instead! Being new to Victoria- the only rides I'm aware of is the GOR and the Mornington Peninsula.  

The first time I got on a bike I was thrown straight into the deep end- it was during my semester long stay in Yogakarta, Indonesia. At the bike shop, I got the keys and had to drive home from there without any prior experience. Being an automatic at the time it wasn't a problem. Speeding through traffic between the city and outskirt villages is where my love for bikes was born.  

Following that, I found myself teaching English in Vietnam a few years later and bought myself my very first bike that I owned for about 3 months. The classic backpacker Honda WIN 110cc. Look, not ideal for crossing the country on huge motorways with 15 kgs of luggage strapped down but it did the job. We had a good run before a service was desperately needed ahead of selling it on to the next backpacker in Hanoi.  

In India, years after that, I had the pleasure of riding a Royal Enfield and an Avenger for just one day on my birthday. 

Now 1 year on in Melbourne, my Tu250 and I are one of the hottest couples in town. I struggled to find a safe place to park her (/him?) overnight- but managed to secure a spot in a nearby shared parking lot.

And that's my short history with bikes 😉 
- Love from the power couple

2018 Retro Suzuki TU250x 
Location: Victoria 
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danfra
@CHF10 how so? 
- Love from the power couple

2018 Retro Suzuki TU250x 
Location: Victoria 
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V-Twin
Welcome Danfra to our forum.  I assume you have interest in Indian?  Being a member of our forum is a great way to learn more about the bike you are interested in down the track.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Sounds like you travelled the world on a motorbike.  Fantastic!  Great intro.  Look forward to meeting you one day.  
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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CHF10
A somewhat amusing read and then I got to "safe place" and actually laughed out loud! LOL!!! My unashamed stereotype of your look is complete. 😃

Welcome to the forum. Do you have Indian ambitions?
Live free or die!
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danfra
My ambitions for an Indian are a bit further down the track. Tbh, I've got a lot to learn. 
I'm new here! Not just this forum, but this world.

The dark horses are quite attractive though. 
- Love from the power couple

2018 Retro Suzuki TU250x 
Location: Victoria 
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Dr.Shifty
Hi Danfra,

welcome to here. The retro Suzukis are something of a match for the retro look of the Indians - just think of it as an Indian that's shrunk in the wash. 😉

My wife and I rode Vietnam two-up on a 150cc Lifan cruiser some years ago. Luckily the speed limits there are so low and the bike could keep up with the traffic.

Here in NSW learners and P Platers are not allowed to filter through traffic. I guess it's everywhere like that.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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danfra
@Dr.Shifty ha! Okay so it's shrunk then. 
Im on this forum despite the model of my bike as I was directed here by someone at work. 

The limits are low but there were definitely times I could have utilised an extra 200cc outside the cities. 
How did you find the whole experience? 
I only drove from Hoi An to Hanoi then through to Sa Pa. (How good is the ride to Sa Pa!?) 

I guess it is everywhere like that with the learners etc- which encourages me to move through the licence stages with haste!
- Love from the power couple

2018 Retro Suzuki TU250x 
Location: Victoria 
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CHF10
more nanny state. *sigh*
Live free or die!
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Dr.Shifty
Everybody Loves A Nanny Canvas Tote Bag | idakoos
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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V-Twin
danfra wrote:
Im on this forum despite the model of my bike as I was directed here by someone at work.
Danfra, everyone is welcome here.  We are a friendly bunch and welcome any riders.  Prospective Indian riders or even those who are not even considering an Indian.  So you are definitely welcome, whatever you ride.

Does your colleague at work ride an Indian?  I am just curious... 
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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danfra
The whole of Australia is a nanny state
- Love from the power couple

2018 Retro Suzuki TU250x 
Location: Victoria 
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V-Twin
Dr.Shifty wrote:
Everybody Loves A Nanny Canvas Tote Bag | idakoos
Is this your Nanny???

nanny.jpg 

We have gone off topic again... haven't we???  😏
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Dr.Shifty
V-Twin wrote:
We have gone off topic again... haven't we???  ðŸ˜


Yes. Who are you and what have you done with the real V-Twin?
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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danfra
V-Twin wrote:
Danfra, everyone is welcome here.  We are a friendly bunch and welcome any riders.  Prospective Indian riders or even those who are not even considering an Indian.  So you are definitely welcome, whatever you ride.

Does your colleague at work ride an Indian?  I am just curious... 


Thanking you V-twin. We are all here because we have the same passion in common after all 😉 
Do you go on many rides with this community? 

They do ride an indian I believe 
- Love from the power couple

2018 Retro Suzuki TU250x 
Location: Victoria 
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V-Twin
danfra wrote:
Do you go on many rides with this community? 
The year is just beginning but when we get going, we ride 2 to 4 times a month.

Check this category...  http://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/?forum=526087
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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crash
Welcome Danfra, enjoy the banter and BS.  More importantly come for a ride, enjoy a meal, use up some petrol and have a larf all at the same time.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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danfra
crash wrote:
Welcome Danfra, enjoy the banter and BS.  More importantly come for a ride, enjoy a meal, use up some petrol and have a larf all at the same time.


Done. Thinking of coming along to the hanging rock ride on the 11th 
- Love from the power couple

2018 Retro Suzuki TU250x 
Location: Victoria 
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gazman
Welcome Danfra.
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BigTone
danfra wrote:


Done. Thinking of coming along to the hanging rock ride on the 11th 

come and say hello danfra I’ll be the big ugly bloke with the red roadmaster
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Robbo
Welcome Danfra 
Enjoy the forum and good luck with your riding. Good to have yoy on board. 
2017 Dark Horse  - Stage 2, Rush Pipes

Location - Perth, Western Australia
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stevenlb21
Welcome Danfra to the tribe, I'm also new to the forum but not motorcycling.

Just enjoy yourself here and on your scoot and the rest is strawberrys and cream
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
IMRG Membership No.  AU101486

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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Jollster
Hi Danfra, I am new to motorcycling (and therefore Indian). I fell instantly in love with the low slung look of the Scout in 2015 after reading a review. I didnt have a license, but knew i had to have that bike. For a noob like myself, the Scout is a great, forgiving bike to ride. I like the retro look of your Suzi, maybe retro is one of the appealing things i like in a bike, never considered that before; Hmmmm
2017 Thunder Black Scout.
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