Monday, 21 October 2013

Swedish Trip

Me and the Soviet spent a couple of days in Sweden over the weekend. It was pretty chilled out. Everything is clean, everything works. The food is great and the people are friendly (and they seem pretty happy to speak English with me). It's a very charming country.

Special thanks to Rikard from Motorcycle Rental Stockholm who took the time out to bring us on a guided tour. It was a memorable (if somewhat chilly) experience!


Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden
The Honda Pan European is exceptionally comfortable and makes a ton of torque. It's not terribly different to my CBR1000F in character but the CBR is better handling and much lighter and quicker. I really liked the Pan, but I don't think I could live with the tiny boxes for two-up touring.


Mercenary goes to Sweden
A frozen Soviet.

Mercenary goes to Sweden
Soviet and Rickard at Upsalla palace. Note the palace guns pointing at the cathedral in the background!

Mercenary goes to Sweden
KTM 990 with a Mercenary attitude.

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden
Soviet sugar shock... We visited quite a number of Fabrique bakeries over the course of the trip.

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden
Nicely executed CX500 cafe racer.

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden
Aprillia 50. Apparently motorcycle theft is a non issue in Sweden.

Mercenary goes to Sweden
This Suzuki (?) looked like it hasn't been used for a while. It was parked in the centre of town and doesn't appear to have any additional security devices.

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden
A tasty newish Ducati Monster wearing a disk lock, but not actually attached to anything. 

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden

Mercenary goes to Sweden


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