Main Motorcycle: 2010 Street Triple R
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Merritt Island FL
Riding once again!
Owned and rode a couple of bikes when I was in College in Scotland thirty years ago. Forgettable Honda's provided reliable and cheap transportation, although I will never forget the cold. Fast forward thirty years, went to grad school in Florida, a successful career, a house,, wife, a couple of kids later and no-one to tell me no anymore, I bought a Kawasaki KLX250SF. A terrific little bike (I highly recommend), but 24hp is 24hp and it would run out of steam quite quickly. I thought about looking for a restored 60's or 70's Triumph, Norton or BSA (the bikes I coveted as a youth) but after riding a few modern bikes realised how far technology has come.
So, after a couple of months on SearchTempest, the perfect 2010 Street Triple R appeared. Lightly used, professionally maintained with most of the appropriate mods already done. With youthful recklessness in the distance past, I ride it to work a couple of times a week and ride the backroads on weekends.
My god, it is fun.