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We know that you MOrons are a diverse bunch, but we really want to know what kinds of motorcycles you’ve all owned. In fact, we’re sure that you come in as many shapes and sizes as motorcycles do. So, we decided to do a little investigating – just for yucks. So, humor us, if you will, take a look at the survey, and vote for all the kinds of bikes you’ve owned.
Read more about the MO Survey: What Types Of Motorcycles Have You Owned? at Motorcycle.com.
 

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First bike, '74 Yamaha 500: then a '78 Honda CB750: then a Yamaha XJ (?)1100 briefly; then a 2001 Honda Shadow 1100; then 06 Victory Jackpot; then my 05 Triumph Speedmaster (R.I.P.), and now my 2010 Triumph Thunderbird.
 

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First bike 98 cc James built 1949 payed £7/10 s in 1963'passed test on it then 125 & 175 BSABantam
Velocette Valiant 200 ,triumph tiger cub ,Itom 50,Triumph Twenty One,Triumph Speedtwin,Honda 175, Hona 350 K4,Honda 400/4,Honda CX500,Kawasaki GT 550,Yamaha XJS 900 which I had for 14 years ,Honda Dueville ,Triumph Bonneville SE and now Triumph Street Twin
 

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Lightweight/entry sportbike, middleweight sportbike, middleweight supernaked: Ninja 250, Ninja 650, Street Triple. I was looking at middleweight supersports, but I liked the ergos and vastly cheaper insurance of the Striple. I got a reply to a youtube comment today from a guy in Washington state. Dude is close to my age and rides a GSXR-750. He pays more for insurance per month than I pay for a year. What does the future hold? It depends on what the manufacturers decide to make. I like like and nimble. I like fast but much over 100 hp for the street seems a waste. Cost is a big consideration and comfort is a moderate one.
 

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Since the age of 10 (1980) and pretty much in order of ownership:
~1970's something with a lawn mower engine
~81 Honda CM400C
~83 Honda VF750F Interceptor
~87 Honda VFR700 Interceptor
~86 Honda VFR750 Interceptor
~88 Yamaha FZR400
~86 Honda XL250L
~89 Honda CR250R
~94 Yamaha FZR600
~89 Kawasaki ZX-10
~93 Kawasaki ZX-11
~94 Kawasaki ZX7R
~99 Yamaha R1
~2000 Suzuki TL1000R
~2000 Honda RC51
~2002 Yamaha RD Warrior
~2004 Honda ZX10R
~2004 Honda CBR1000RR
~2005 Suzuki RMZ450
~2007 Suzuki GSXR750
~2007 KTM 450SXF
~2007 Suzuki M109R
~2003 Suzuki SV650
~2009 Honda CRF450R
~1998 Yamaha Royal Star
~2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES
~2007 Suzuki SV650s race bike (currently own)
~2013 KTM 250SX (currently own)
~2013 Honda CBR1000RR
~2013 Triumph Tiger 800 XC (currently own)

...to name but a few. Not including various supermoto race bikes, motocross, and one or two track bikes I may have forgotten.
 

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I started in March of 1964 on a brand new Honda CA110 50 "Sport" (OK, OK, it actually belonged to my older brother, but he almost never rode it). Then it was a Triumph Tiger Cub 200 that almost never ran. On to a '68 Honda CL350 during the high school years. Beat the crap out of that one, but had fun doing it and, as a side bonus, learned how to split cases and replace transmission gears. To this day, I think I have as much fun working on bikes as I do riding them. :bananawrench

Next came the Motocross years: A '72 Yamaha MX360, a '74 MX250 for starters. A couple more used MXers: a CR250 and RM400 along side a friend's Montesa Cappra that dated back to about 1970.

Also had a '68 Bonneville during that time. Great bike that I wish I still had (along with the Tiger Cub), even though it had lost its soul to Lucas, Prince of Darkness. Pushed it a lot, but when it ran... :policecar :motorbike2

Got married and "retired" from Motocross - not exactly my idea - but it didn't last long (the marriage, that is). Next wife is a keeper. Had her own '78 Honda Hawk and, later, a hot little GS250 Suzuki. I picked up a new 1980 XS650 Special II. That was fun for a while, but was quickly replaced in '83 when the XJ900 Seca appeared as the answer to my sport-touring dreams. Still have that one - Eclipse soft luggage and all - but the bike is in resto/project mode at present. My Sprint ST is the daily rider and how I love that motor. My son and I swap bikes sometimes, though, and riding his Street Triple reminds me a lot of my old 360 motocrosser. They both have about the same power to weight ratio! :ride
 

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1970 Honda CT 70, Harley Road King, Yamaha RD350, Yamaha FZ 1, Kawasaki KZ650, Triumph Tiger 800


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1968 Honda CL175
1974 Kawasaki H1 500
1982 Yamaha Seca 750
2006 Triumph Tiger 955 (Last of the Girlies)
2012 Yamaha VStar 950 Tour
2013 Bonneville America
2015 Triumph TTSE
 

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Not riding as long as most others here I suppose, so my list of bikes owned is limited so far:
'11 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere (one hell of a starter bike) - sold
'13 KTM Duke 200 (just a whole lot of fun) - sold
'15 Street Triple R
...and most recent acquisition is a Kawasaki ZX10R MY '05 (first gen).
 

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Rigid frame mini bike w/ 2.5 horse Tecumseh motor
Honda CL305
1970 Triumph 250
1973 Kawasaki 750 H-3(?)
1968 Norton 750 Fastback
1973 Norton 850 Commando
1979 Triumph Bonneville
Yamaha 175 enduro
BSA B50SS
1978 BMW R100/7
1980 Ducati 900GT
1974 Moto Guzzi 850-T
1985 Moto Guzzi LeMans IV
1976 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1
1974 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona
1993 Moto Guzzi 1000S
1965 Norton Atlas
1973 Norton 850 (never rode this one, too screwed up)
late 60's Ducati 250 Scrambler
2002 Buell X1W
2003 Buell XB9R Firebolt
1998 Buell S3
1998 Buell S1
2006 Buell Ulysses
1996 Buell S2
2002 Buell X1W (replacement for the previous one)
2003 Triumph Sprint RS
2006 Triumph Tiger
2006 Triumph 1050 Sprint
2004 Triumph Sprint RS
 

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Started off dirt riding in 1974.
1971 Honda Z50 Mini Trail
1974 Yamaha 60
1972 Suzuki TS250
1973 Suzuki GT 550
1982 Suzuki GS 750 E
1988 Suzuki GSXR 750 SlingShot
1977 Kawasaki KZ 1000
1990 Suzuki Katana 750
1990 Honda CR 250
2000 Triumph Sprint RS 955
1999 Triumph Legend TT 900 (Current)
2004 Triumph Daytona 955i (current)
2002 BMW K 1200 RS (Cuurent)
 

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1993 ZZR 250
1991 RGV 250
1996 ZX7RR
1998 R1
2001 R1
2010 ZX10R
2013 SPEED TRIPLE R CURRENT RIDE
2016 THRUXTON R CURRENT RIDE


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80 Honda CBX
86 Honda VFR700
98 Honda VFR800
00 Honda RC51
03 Honda CBR954r
07 Aprilia Tuono
08 Triumph Street Triple
09 Yamaha FZ1
 

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1973 Honda CB175
1998 Yamaha XV250
1996 Suzuki Intruder
1986 HD Sportster 883 with 1200 overbore. (Not a 1200 kit....an overbore...only early EVO's could withstand this.)
2013 Triumph Rocket 3 Touring.
 

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bought a Kawasaki 900 new. (I'm that old) FAST
Suzuki Intruder 800. Nice Handlebars.
Harley Sportster. SLOW Bike's Giant Oil leak washed away my house.
Honda Gold Wing
Yamaha VMax FAST
Yamaha VMax FASTER
Yamaha VMax FASTEST
Triumph TBird Storm
 

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Tomos Moped
Honda CB1 (400 cc grey import)
Honda CBR 400 (I forget if it's NC27 or NC29)
Honda CBR 600 FW (very nice bike)
Kawi ZX6 F3 (I did 40k miles on this in 3 years, lovely bike, but it crucified my back) hence.


Triumph Sprint ST 1050 ( 3 months owned, my new favourite bike) the difference between the super sports and torque of the tourer is like chalk and cheese. I know it's an obvious thing to say, but I love the feel of the torque surge, as opposed to winding up to 13.5k rpm!

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Not too many, in the order I got them from the age of 15
Honda ss50
Suzuki Gp100
Honda 400 superdream
Yamaha 350 ypvs f1 (stolen)
Honda 400/4 supersport
Honda vfr 400r nc 29 wrote off in crash
Ducati 916 foggy rep. still got
Honda vfr 400r NC30 still got
RD350 ypvs f1 still got
Ducati Hyperstrada 821 still got
Triumph Thruxton R still got
 

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Starting in 1977 when I was in High school

72 Yamaha 650
73 Norton 850 Commando
78 Harley Davidson Super Glide
79 Honda Silverwing
88 Suzuki Intruder 850
01 Suzuki Volusia
07 VTX 1300 R
13 Thunderbird Storm 1700
 
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