Aprilia Pegaso 650

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Aprilia Pegaso 600

Aprilia Pegaso 650

Sometime in the past of my early childhood the of the day, possibly predecessors of the bureaucratic lunatics who are responsible for 21 announced a ring road was to be around Dublin. It was to be modelled on the M25 in with the added benefit of a bridge in the middle of it. How could possibly go wrong? Fast to twenty years later and it’s been completed wise, it appears not to have made wide enough.

Chris Rea sang about the to Hell being the London road, the M50 which now runs the M1 just outside Dublin to the N11 at Loughlinstown could, on a rainy morning be described as a road in Having lived and worked in different places in the greater area over the last few I’ve used the M50 to commute on a on an almost daily basis. also learned to ride the old roads in and around it which is the idea to map a route from airport on the M1 to Kilmacanogue on the N11 without on the M50 came from.

THE BIKE

Around the same as the first sections of the M50 were completed a 650cc Rotax engine was being put to use in a BMW F650GS and in an Aprilia with a similar known as the Pegaso. While the has evolved over the years are now two models available, a standard one and a model which has carbon detailing and spoked wheels. BMW have used the same in the F650GS the F650 Dakar, the Country, G650 X Challenge and X Moto.

To say the engine is well would be somewhat of an understatement. taking on this particular I thought it would be best to on a mid engined mid sized bike. And Tony Bannon at MotoPoint that I use his Pegaso it seemed a good idea.

Starting off Kinsealy near Malahide in county Dublin, I head Baskin Lane and what a fairly basic county While the Pegaso initially small to sit on and certainly looks I am releaved to find the travel in the combined with the wide 17 inch wheels provide of grip.

At the T junction on Baskin Lane I right and take a long hand sweeper enjoying the sure footedness and responsiveness leads me up to a small roundabout on the road. Taking the second off the roundabout I’m on the R108 I follow around the back of the and past the maintenance hangers giant passenger jets are serviced. The road leads me the runway and on down to Saint I’m now running parallel to the

I continue on for another few kilometres light traffic and easy I do notice that the Pegaso a bit more work from the box than the bigger engine I’m used to riding but the are excellent.

At Kilshane Cross I my first set of traffic lights on the N2. The turn green and I drop the into first gear and across the N2 heading for Blanchardstown. recently this stretch of was narrow badly paved and it difficult to contain the heavy which were using it. Now while the big trucks are still the road is wider and the roundabouts at Cross Business Park are the corners on a well designed track!

I ride down past the Aquatic Centre and across the N3. I up on the pegs of the Pegaso and below me the queues to get onto the M50. I past Blanchardstown Shopping my progress unimpeded by several roundabouts. I ride on into Village and follow the R121 I cross the railway line, the twitching ever so slightly on the wet I turn left and then and follow the wall of Luttrellstown down to the Strawberry Beds.

At the of the hill I turn right and for Lucan looking into the proportioned mirrors of the Pegaso I can see the bridge on the M50 which towers the valley.

Once in Lucan I the Liffey on the ancient bridge and straight up through the village, the Road and cross the N4. Again I straight on and cross yet another bridge followed by a hump bridge over the Grand The road here is fast but and as I pass the Piedmont hospital I tip my hat to the and his 999. The road leads on to where I take a left and the road to Rathcoole.

Aprilia Pegaso 600

At Rathcoole I use yet another flyover to the N7, or as it’s better known, the Road. From Rathcoole I the Mill road to the Blessington behind Tallaght. The Blessington is also know as the N81 and has a reputation for one of the filthiest roads in the country.

I head back into and follow the Tallaght Bypass to the Old Bawn Road where I right and follow this all the way to Firhouse where I find dangerously close to the M50 yet again. All the I am stopping and starting, slowing and up, using the gear box and the brakes. The feels light and easy to in the traffic and does everything of it.

At this point, I take the Road up the hill and ride the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. Up the Pine Forest, down to Fox’s where you take a turn and ride through the Elbow, the Pegaso is flawless. the road straight on over the and here I use a trail road to cut to Enniskerry, once down in the I take a right turn at the and ride up the hill past and continue on through Wicklow.

I get to the R170 I take a left and down through Rocky to Kilmacanogue.

You should note if you ever take someone Pegaso for a spin and run out of fuel find the filler cap in the middle of the but hidden under a panel for there is no obvious release. On the cluster of the left handle bar the clutch lever there is a button and once you release the panel will pop up top revel a but practical storage space and to the fuel tank. Whatever you do call the owner and reveal ignorance!

All in all, at eight o’clock on a morning this run took over 90 minutes on a bike is practical and modest as the Pegaso. a colleague was commuted from to Bray by car reported an average of just four kilometres an Two wheels good, four bad!

Last modified on 19 November 2011 14:46

Aprilia Pegaso 600


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