About motorcycling in Romania, Vasilescu says "Riders are mostly split into three categories: rich (new bikes of all types, usually recent models), medium-class (second hand japanese bikes) and low-end (really old, '60s-'70s russian or german models like Jawa, MZs, Dnepr, Voshod and so on)."
Taking delivery of your first bike, even a 17 year old GPz is always a good thing.
Vasilescu just recently bought his first motorcycle, a "17 year old Kawasaki GPz 500S." I have to congratulate him first on getting a bike, always a good thing, and second on not getting stuck with an old 1972 Dnepr. The Kaw 500 is a pretty nice bike even used and way better than the Yamaha 60 I had to start with. I hope Vasilescu will favor me with a picture or two when the weather warms and he gets out riding more on the GPz.
"Cafe de Coke"
A really interesting picture Vasilescu included with his e-mail is of "an old airplane, transformed into a pub (it's really funny: under the wings there are tables and benches, for the summertime; inside, more tables and benches, for the winter time)" The plane is a Douglas DC3, one of the most successful aircraft designs of all time. Nice to see it's not just gone to the scrap heap but still serving a useful purpose and what could be more useful than dispensing beverages to thirsty motorcyclists?