MONTIE ZOOMER

Keen as mustard, that best describes the Mrs. and her new bike, she woke me up early today, and we were off riding around by 11AM. We can’t go too far at the moment because we don’t have the bikes paperwork yet, but there are some nice back roads around here, plus I want her to have a go off-roading, nothing difficult, just dirt roads.

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We bumped in to Mick in town, he was on his  way to our house for a coffee, we said we were off riding around for a few hours then we will be back at home, Mick decided to go to the garden centre and prune his Bonsai’s instead.

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The first test of nerve is the old bridge over the Dalaman river, the loose gravel is quite deep in places.

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Once across the river we stopped to pose for photos.

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Just a little further along the river bends, this also another nice place to stop and take photos.

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We rode along the dirt track about a mile from the bridge, following the course of the river. A few Turkish people  occasionally come down here fishing, Montie only weighs 160kg and behaves very well on dirt and gravel.

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Stopping yet again for photos, this time by the river, it really is pretty down here.

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After all the pretty posing photos we  had a ride back to Dalaman and then on to Serigermie.

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I noticed the Sunflowers are not very tall this year whilst we zoomed along the back roads. The top speed on a Mondial mct 250 rather depends on the size and weight of the rider, for me being of the larger land Mammal variety, the top speed was 110KPH, whilst Linda being just slightly slimmer than me, Montie should propel her along at 120KPH easily.

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I had another try at over the shoulder photos, but I am still finding it difficult to do, and so is the auto focus.

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Came back sun burnt again, and also,  as usual we forgot to take water along with us, still nice ride around and a little taste (More to come) of off-road riding for the Mrs.

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~ by travelswithmymotorbike on July 12, 2009.

14 Responses to “MONTIE ZOOMER”

  1. The bike looks a good size for a woman, not too big and at only 160KG, not too heavy either, it looks to be a good choice from that aspect.

    What do Chinese/Turkish hybrids cost to run?

    Stan

    • Hi Stan,

      Have had a few Chinese/turkish bikes/scooters here….They need a lot of attention, bits are always comming loose or dropping off, that said they are soooooooo cheap to repair or replace parts on that it simply does not matter. I have had no running problems with any of them, just change the oil when you should and they keep running !!

      Cheers

      Dave..

  2. A very interesting point, what is the maintenace like for Chinese bikes.

    • Hi Dodge,

      Thanks for the comment, I will just cut and paste the answer to save me writing it out again.

      Have had a few Chinese/turkish bikes/scooters here….They need a lot of attention, bits are always comming loose or dropping off, that said they are soooooooo cheap to repair or replace parts on that it simply does not matter. I have had no running problems with any of them, just change the oil when you should and they keep running !!

      Cheers

      Dave..

  3. Duhhhh… Montie zoomer… it’s a pun! Just clicked! Montie zoomer’s revenge! I’m slow. I like the look of the bike though. Very Asian, very 3rd world lol! Good storage as well.

    Shame it’s just been branded above a gyally bike.

    • Hi John,

      Your not slow, your the only one who got the pun !!

      The look of the bike will change in a few days, I’m going to unbolt the back rest and a black top box with built in back rest will be going on the rear, plus a set of crash bars to be bolted on. I have sourced the top box but not found a set of crash bars yet, perhaps Ortaca.

      Cheers

      Dave..

  4. I need one of these Monte Zooma 250s for Mrs Nikos! We tried to get her 26 year old BMW 650 going yesterday…as a helpful quote in Wikipedia pointed out “kickstarting is an acquired art”.
    TTFN N

    • Hi Nikos,

      Kick starting, does anyone still do that lol….Hopefully should have half the paperwork done on Montie today, bloody silly the amount of money and paperwork here to change owners on vehicles.

      Cheers

      Dave..

  5. Sun burnt ……….again! What have you been told about sun cream!!! Slap it on! 😦

    • Sorry Aunty Bev…….its not my fault, its the weird effect of Turkey Time…you think you will be out 10 minutes and somehow 5 hours goes by !!

      Cheers

      Dave..

  6. Loving those blue skies….sunburn would be a nice change from wet rot 🙂

    • Hi Highwaylass,

      Thanks for the comment, Yes finding the happy medium, I rode to UK last month from here, only there 7 days but it rained for 6 of them lol….rode back to Turkey, now its too damn hot, yesterday was a scorcher….it dried the juice out of my eyeballs lol..

      Cheers

      Dave..

  7. Good luck with the new bike, took a minute to get Montie Zoomer lol…very good.

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