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Old 03-15-2018, 05:13 AM
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:45 AM
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:01 AM
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:24 PM
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:36 PM
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Next time maybe ask Erik or I to change a title. We don't have the ability to permanently delete entire posts so they stay...
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Old 03-16-2018, 05:23 AM
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This Is Crazy...I am looking at Wicky's connection above....I was going to do an introduction of "Ogri" from way back in the 70's, because he had a Vincent Velocette, which was a 1000cc vee twin. He was a cartoon character in a magazine call "Bike Magazine" and I would die laughing at the comic strips.
I use to live in England back in the 70's and can see now that someone knows who I am talking about from across the "Pond". My friend "Wicky" must have looked up the character, or is around my age (50's). I would hope it is the latter.
Having the VTR, it mirror's how I feel to our current "modern day 4 cylinder screamers", so I am making the necessary upgrades to challenge the 4's and mimic how my old 70's Hero Ogri use to be. England had a company called Dunstall that would upgrade the standard motor cycles, and make them (at the time) "Super Screamers". There was one month when Ogri did a skit on the "Junkstall Suzuki" which was such a laugh. I wish I could dig it up again....Can you Wicky..?
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:13 AM
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Yes - leaving school in early 80s and getting into bikes Ogri was a cartoon strip in one of the popular mags that featured the strip on and off - this was the time when leaners (Malcolm's ;-) had just been restricted to 125cc bikes from 250s. Ogri was required reading for any aspirational biker - Ogri was like a mythical pagan warror biker from a bygone primal age of Brit bikes, in a new superceding age of mainstream Jap bikes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogri

Ogri

Hunting around - you can now buy The Complete Compendium of Ogri Strip Cartoons 1972 - 2013 and enjoy his antics all over again.

In total, 443 Ogri cartoons were published. Bike Magazine had most of 'em and ran the strip between 1972 and the end of 2008 (and Ogri was a major draw to Bike Magazine, no pun intended). Then Back Street Heroes carried the fun until 2013 when Paul Sample parked his pen and contented himself with other matters.

The compendium has reproduced those 443 strips and has included a couple more that were never published. The covers of the book will be foil-blocked in antique gold. The main image shows Ogri leaping off a bridge in one of his time-honoured poses. And if it makes a difference, the Queen's own bookbinder, Blissett's, are throwing this package together.

Throwing? Well actually, it looks like this is going to be a high-quality collectors item which will be available in three binding options:

Bound in black buckram book cloth, 85.
Bound in black buckram book cloth, presented in a hand-made slipcase and numbered from 101 upwards, selling for 125.
A limited edition of 100 copies, bound in Wildman and Bugby black leather, individually signed and doodled by Paul, and presented in the slipcase. 250.
A paperback version is planned for release in 2018. We haven't seen a copy, and it would be wasted on us anyway. But if you were an Ogri fan back in the 70s, 80s or 90s—or even beyond—you're exactly who this compendium was aimed at. It's available from 29th September 2017.

https://classic-motorbikes.net/subsc...s-now-on-sale/

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Wicky...Thanks so much. My birthday is coming up and now I know what to tell my wife to get me. That is if there is any money left over after I have been spending it all on my upgrades.
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