Thank you gents!
I did see a review for Black Desert in MCN a couple of months ago but couldn’t recall the name of company and they didn’t come up on Google searches so thanks for the tip. Will check out Patsy Quick too. I was lucky enough to get to see the Dakar during my trip & anyone who can ride to that standard for such a huge distance is a God from whom I’ll happily take tuition!
The Yamaha school is really helpful & looks good. However, with their first dates starting in April I may opt for Black Desert as they have courses running a little earlier & I’m keen to get muddy.
Hello Dom, hope all is well! I know the BMW school is well regarded by all, but without getting too far off topic I can still recall having to hit mine with a rock and towing others, whilst older Japanese bikes ridden harder proved much, much, much more reliable. Plus if something went wrong with the Jap bikes (which annoyingly, it very rarely did) unlike BMW, they weren’t insanely expensive to repair. My $500 replacement water pump that was unable to pump water & the indicators failing to cancel which was traced to a mere £700 replacement wiring loom (needless to say I bodged a repair instead) are two from a long list. Amazingly I know of others who have suffered even more issues with their BMW’s. I know all bikes have problems, but it appeared to me BMW have far more than most. I wasn’t sad to see mine go.
So despite how tempting a S1000RR might appear on paper (I’m back on a sportsbike kick at present), it will be a number of years before I reconcile with BMW – unless ofcourse they wish to sponsor me as a Global Ambassador, but somehow I doubt it.
Thanks again for the info & I'll let you know how I get on.