Was kind of expecting to never have to use it, but I guess I was too optimistic.
200 odd kilometres into my Saturday afternoon jaunt, I pull over at pub to raise the blood alcohol level to just below the legal limit and hang shite on the blokes on their rice burners. Mission accomplished a couple of stubbies under the belt and a tale or two to the Jap rides of how I did the straight back down the road a bit, at 245kph on my B
Then with the greatest of embarrassment fully redressed to ride I stick the key in the ignition to see EWS, what the [email protected]
#k! Quick consult with the handbook and I am ringing roadside assist.
Well I was blown away, 4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon and I was talking to a human within 15 second (a feat of it's own) who actually new what I was talking about straight away. He said there was nothing that could be done and it would have to be towed, I told him that I didn't want any cowboy with a tilt tray anywhere near my pride and joy. He replied that it would only be transported by a bike specialist, so I agreed he said he would call back and let me know how long the wait would be as I was just over 100km from anything more than a pub. Not even five minutes had passed and he was back to me with a promise of no more than ninety minutes, 65 minutes later Waynes' Motor Cycle Towing arrives whisks me and bike away in a truly professional manner, drops me at my home and has promised to have the bike at dealers door when the open Monday.
I was most impressed with the service albeit a tad disappointed with the bike, was told on the way home that roadside assist which is same one used by a few makes Ducati and BMW being the majors, actually pay a premium price to get priority service.