Ronno (Aka Kublai)


Name / Nick Name:  Ron, Ronno, Kublai, Canuck..

Twitter ID: @ronjanjua or @motorraddicts or @KublaiRon


Current Bike(s):   2001 Aprilia RSV Mille, 2014 Aprilia Tuono v4, 2003 Triumph Daytona 955i (sitting in Canada)

Past Bikes Owned: 1982 Honda CB350, 1985 Yamaha RZ350, 1982 Yamaha Enduro 250, GasGas FSR 450, 1997 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R, 1996 Honda Fireblade 900RR, 2008 Honda CRF250R

Bikes on the bucket list:  Norton Commando, Ducati 900 Classic, Ducati MH900E, Aprilia RSV Mille Haga Edition and oh so many more.

Motorcycle Passions/Addictions:  I convinced my partner to pack up and move countries so that I could ride motorcycles more!  Any excuse to get on my bike.  I ride every day, motorcycle camping, carving mountains, track days, adventure riding, riding in different countries, heading out without a destination, getting lost and then finding my way back home.  Moto Racing, with the IOMTT being my absolute favourite and MotoGP and WSBK being a close second.  I’m also an obsessive modder, and tinkerer. Can’t leave my bikes stock, and the packages always landing at my doorstep has my wife’s eyebrows raised all the time.  LOL 

Favorite Motorcycle Road(s) in the world:  Amalfi Coast (Italy), Putty Road, or Oxley Highway (NSW) and a few good loops around Queensland and NSW. 

Countries I’ve ridden in:   Italy, Spain, UK, US, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand.    

Countries I want to ride in: India, Africa, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, or pretty much anywhere else that has twisty roads or cool places to visit.

Funny Riding Story: More like insane.  I had to do an emergency manoeuvre  to avoid smashing into another bike.   I was throwing sparks, while I bounced the right side of my 96 Blade off the divider wall of a Motorway in Brisbane while doing 120kph, and staying on.  When I stopped I didn’t have a brake lever left and the outside of my shoe was worn down to my sock.   My riding buddy was doing the Catholic cross sign at me after i got it back into the normal lane.  Crazy times!