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Just our of curiosity, here is a list of bikes I have owned, some not long, some longer. Put your list underneath.

1. Yamaha YB100
2. Honda H100S
3. Honda CB125
4. Kawasaki Z200
5. Yamaha XV250's (bought brand new)
6. Yamaha XV535's
7. Yamaha FZR600
8. Honda CBR600
9. Honda CB600F Hornet
10. Yamaha XJ550 (classic)
11. Suzuki Bandit 600
12. Kawasaki ZX600R Ninja
13. Kawasaki ZXR400
14. Yamaha XV535S
15. Honda CB600F Hornet
16. Kawasaki ZX6R Ninja
17 Honda CB900F Hornet
18. Triumph Speed triple T509
19. Yamaha XV750's
20. Honda VTR1000 Firestorm
21. Suzuki VS750 intruder
22. Harley Davidson XL1200C
23. Triumph Speed four
24. Honda VTR1000 Firestorm
25. Honda CBR900RR Fireblade
26. Harley Davidson FXDL Low rider 1340 EVO
27. Honda CB1100X11
28. Harley Davidson XL1200C
29. BMW R1100S
30. Kawaski ZX6R Ninja
31. Honda CB1100X11
32 Harley Davidson VRSCR
33. Honda CBR929RR Fireblade
34. Kawasaki VN800
35. Yamaha MT-06 (660 Single)
36. Yamaha FZ600 Fazer
37. Kawasaki ZX9R Ninja
38. Harley Davidson FSLB Sport glide (Bought new, currently own)
39. Harley Davidson 883 Iron
40. Triumph Bonnerville T100 (Currently own)

Yes I get bored and yes I change my bikes a lot, to be honest I am now fed up of changing bikes, can't stand the second hand market now and there's not much I want out there new, so looks like I will be sticking with the two I have now for quite some time, the Harley Davidson FSLB was bought with inheritance money so I can't sell it, even if I wanted to.

Some of those bikes in there like the VN and BMW were non runners I bought so I could get them running again which I did, I also had an XV535 and a CBR900RR that I got as projects and lost interest in through lack of time and no garage (at the time).
 

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Wow, quite a list!

Here is mine:

1983 Honda CX650
1984 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S
1994 Honda VFR
1996 Triumph Thunderbird (still have this bike)
2000 Triumph Sprint ST
1972 Honda CB350 twin, foolishly sold this bike
2009 Moto Guzzi Norge (still have)
1975 Honda CB550F (still have)
Coming soon (hopefully) 2019 Royal Enfield INT650 in chrome

There are a couple more but they were bought to flip so they don’t count.
 

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Oh man, it would take me a week to do this lol! I'll just put the current list of steeds lol!

2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

2018 Honda Goldwing Tour DCT

2019 Beta 390 RR-S

2017 KTM 390 Duke

2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R

2008 Ducati Multistrada 1100 S

2015 Beta 300RR Dual Sport

2016 KTM 350 XCF-W

2015 KTM 500 XCF-W
 

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Not a very long or impressive list:

1976 Yamaha XS-650
1997 BMW R-1100R
1966 BMW R-60/2
1973 Honda CB-350 Four
1991 Honda Z50R
1997 Kawasaki KS-100
1978 Honda CT-70
1994 BMW R-1100RSL (Blue)
1994 BMW R-1100RSL (Black)
2017 Indian Springfield
2014 Vespa LXV 150ie
2020 Triumph Bonneville T120 Diamond Edition
 

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Here's my list.


1965 BSA Lighting
1966 Triumph Bonneville
1971 Yamaha DT1
1972 Yamaha AT1 (wife's)
1974 Yamaha TY250

1976 Yamaha RT1
1979 Yamaha RD - 400
1982 Yamaha XJ - 550

1983 Yamaha XJ - 900
1984 Yamaha RZ350
2005 Triumph T100
2008 Triumph T100


Yea I owned a lot of Yamaha's, due to their reliability. The list is in year order not necessarily ownership order.
 

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In descending order of ownership:

1. 1993 Black Honda Nighthawk 750
2. 2003 New Silver Naked Suzuki SV1000
3. 2003 New Black Kawasaki Z1000
4. 2003 New Blue Naked Suzuki SV1000
5. 1984 Black and Red Honda CB700
6. 2005 New Black SV1000S (currently own)
7. 2003 New Orange Kawasaki Z1000
8. 2006 New Silver Kawasaki Ninja 250
9. 2006 New Blue Yamaha R6
10. 1999 Black Honda Nighthawk 750
11. 2007 New White Triumph Speed Triple
12. 2008 New Blue Yamaha WR250X
13. 2008 New Black Triumph Rocket III
14. 2007 Green Triumph Speed Triple
15. 2009 New Black Yamaha WR250X
16. 2004 Blue and Gray BMW R1150R
17. 1996 Green and White Triumph Trident 900
18. 2004 Red Kawasaki Z1000
19. 2010 Matte Black Triumph Speed Triple
20. 2007 Oort Gray Metallic SV1000S (currently own)
21. 2008 Sword Silver Honda VFR 800 Interceptor
22. 2017 New Black Triumph Speed Triple (currently own)
 

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98 V Star 650
06 Sportster 1200
11 Heritage Softail
07 Road Star 1700
07 Speedmaster, still own
12 Fat Boy Lo, still own
04 Thunderbird Sport, still own
 

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30 or 40 over the years.
Maybe I'll just list the ones that I wish I still had:

68 Norton Commando Fastback
73 Norton 850 Roadster
76 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans
85 Moto Guzzi 1000 Le Mans IV
79 Triumph European Model Bonneville
78 Ducati 900 GTS
98 Buell S1W
78 BMW R100/7
 

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1972 Honda CB350
1973 Yamaha RD350
1973 Honda CB750
1972 Yamaha TD2B
1973 Yamaha DT250
1974 Yamaha GT80
1975 Honda CB750F
1984 Honda XR400
1987 BMW K100RS
1995 BMW K1100RS
2001 BMW K1200RS
1996 Kawasaki KLX650
1990 Kawasaki KDX 200
2015 Triumph Thruxton 900

and a few more that I can't remember the model numbers.
 

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1973 Honda CT-70 (new )
1974 Suzuki TS-100 ( New )
1972 Honda CB-350 twin ( used )
1974 Honda CB-450 ( used )
1974 Honda CB-550F ( Used )

36 years later ( 2018 )

1980 Honda CX-500C

2000 Triumph Adventurer.

Currently thinking about 2014 Honda CTX-1300
 

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I've had way too much tequila to think hard enough for the list. Montgomery Ward minibike (it had 2 wheels and an engine), some Hondas, Yammies, Kawis, Triumphs. Almost BMWs. I can however say that I have followed my father's advice: never buy an Italian motorcycle. I may break that rule some day.

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Jay45,

That's an interesting list with some real variety. Not sure the time period it covers but in 50+ years I think my total is about half yours.
 

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The list is neither long nor distinguished, but all of them were fun in their own way :)

1980 Honda CB400N
1998 Suzuki Bandit 600 (nicked after a week - that's London for you)
1986 Suzuki GSX 550 EF
1995 Triumph Daytona 900
2006 Triumph Scrambler 900
2007 Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord
2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 8V
2019 Triumph Scrambler XE
 

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For a while I had a collection of over 40 motorcycles thinking they would be a good retirement investment. However, they were slow to improve in value and took a lot of space. Plus, to maintain them took days of effort and cash every year.



Most were from the 60's and 70's. The list here is only partial because I don't remember all that I owned over the years and there have been multiple models within some of the brands that aren't shown here. Over the years it seemed like the total was somewhere around 60 bikes. These listed below happen to be most of the more memorable bikes.



Sears

Yamaha 350 360 warrior 125 250

Honda Dreams 160 305 Scrambler 160 450 750 Gold Wing

Bultaco Pursing

Penton

Kawasaki scrambler

Harley 1952 Sportster

DKW

Sachs

Benelli

KTM

Montesa

Ossa

CanAm

Husqvarna

AJS

BSA 1925 Lightening 650 250 441

Greeves

Maico

Zundapp

Monkey Wards

Rockford

Honda CBX 6 cylinder

Yamaha R5

Bultaco Metrella

Hondamatic 750

CZ 250 350

Suzuki Wankel engine

Triumph early Bonneville and 2006 T100

Simplex
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Jay45,

That's an interesting list with some real variety. Not sure the time period it covers but in 50+ years I think my total is about half yours.
I have been riding since around 1990-1991, can't remember when exactly as I had a CBT license for nearly two years as well. To be honest most of those bike I didn't buy, but done exchanges with people, I like most brands and most types of motorcycles engine configs, so I have tried as many as I could, I used to get restless very quickly, However I am slowing down with exchanging bikes now, there's not a lot I like new, the only new bikes I like the look of is the Triumph street 765 and GSXS1000 (ridden one of those), but the minute I get something too quick I regret it as my self control falls away like a cheap suit.

There is a few I regret parting with like :-

Honda X11, looks are in the eye of the beholder, but I really enjoyed those bikes, big and heavy though, but very quick street bike.
Harley Davidson VRSCR this bike got written off after a young women pulled out on me, I fixed it up, but it never felt the same riding it again.
Yamaha YB100 was a pile of junk, but was my pile of junk and first bike.

I probably now wouldn't own a sports bike now, to many camera's/speed traps and I ride them like a complete idiot when I am by myself.

My current bikes is a Harley Davidson FSLB Sport glide which was bought with inheritance money and the newly acquired Triumph Bonnerville. The sport glide I couldn't sell, but luckily I really like it, I enjoy riding it, its modern (yes a modern Harley) and has enough power to keep me happy, the Bonny I am struggling to feel the love for at the moment, not the bikes fault but the previous owners seemed to be more interested in the looks of the bike and sticking cheap after market crap on it,than anything else, and I really need to look at this bike as something isn't quite right.

I used to hate Harley's when I was younger, you know metric cruisers are better and all that but curiosity got the better of me and I ended up buying and and was hooked, the older EVO's have given me nothing but problems, the revolution VROD was brilliant but expensive on servicing, and bullet proof, the jury is still out on the M8 Sport glide, but seems pretty good on quality. I love the hate that gets heaped on the new soft tails by the old guard Harley owners, screw em, Harley had to modernise the range, and they done it with the new Soft tails.
 

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MileHighScottie,

Nothing wrong with Italian motorcycles, I've owned probably 15 over the years.
They're beautifully made but I always think of Massimo Laverda and his comment that in Italy they only make either the finest product available or the worst junk you can get, there's no middle ground.

You'll see some really bizarre things when you work on the bikes!
What the hell is this piece of junk, are they kidding?
 

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1956 Triumph T110 {the first bike, it had a brass Amal!}
1959 Triumph T20S
196? Sears Vespa
1967 Triumph TR6C {still have}
196? BSA Gold Star {why did I ever sell it...}
1975 CZ 250 enduro
1984 Honda 750 Interceptor
1989 Honda NT650 HawkGT {still have}
1984 BMW R80ST
2001 Triumph SprintST
2006 Triumph Tiger 955
2013 Triumph Tiger 800XC {still have}
 

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2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400
2016 Triumph Street Twin

But I’ve only been riding for 6 months. :)

If I ever get even close to the number of bikes some you of guys had, I’ll be shot dead by my wife.

But damn, I see the addiction....
 
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