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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).
Love your list since your first one to your last one!!

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I know I've put this list out before, but maybe not on Triumph List started in 1964,
1. Honda C200 (90cc)
2. Honda C110 (50cc)
3. BSA A65L (Lightning) (650cc)
4. BSA B44 (Shooting Star) (441cc)
5. Triumph T120R Bonneville (650cc) West Coast version
6. Vespa 180
7. Triumph T150 Trident (750cc) <--Serial # xxxxx029, Biggest mistake/purchase I ever made
8. Triumph T100C (500cc)
9. Yamaha XS650D (650cc)
10. Triumph T120R Bonneville (650cc) East Coast version
11. Harley-Davidson XLH1200 Sportster
12. Triumph Trophy 1200
13. Triumph Legend 900 TT
14. BMW F650GS Funduro
15. Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
16. BMW F800ST
17. Triumph Bonneville LE
18. BMW R1200RT (Waterhead)

List is in approximate order of ownership. There was some overlap, but only a very short gap w/no bike in the garage (about 6 weeks in 1975, when I moved to AL from OK. It took me awhile to realize you could ride a motorcycle in a big city, safely).

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Mmm memory muscle required here;

1972 or thereabouts Triumph T120 --- nice noise, rode nice & leaked oil, but beautiful to look at

1975 Yamaha RD 250 Metallic Green - loved that thing, so fast from stop to about 100kph (or 60mph as it was back then), but the frame was made from Camembert cheese and the front forks of some type of spindly spaghetti!

1975 Honda 500 Four, metallic Gold and Black with white pinstripe - I had this for about 3 years and had it well sorted, S&W air shocks, a US "Walker" 4 into 1 race exhaust full system, Flat bars (like Beemers of the day), Bikini fairing, ( like the Ducati 900 SS), Heavy-duty racing chain ( can't remember what, I'm sure it made it go faster), some sort of better air filter setup, shod with Avon "Road Runners", Steering damper off a Kawasaki Triple 750..... etc etc etc.

1982 Honda CB 650 bought new (still SOHC) - Black with gold pinstripe, this beautiful I bike kept this stock, looked nice and rode like a honda of the day, very refined compared to some other bikes and still had simple screw & lock nit valve adjustment. But didn't keep this one too long from new. I had a house to build.

1982 CB 750K (newer DOHC engine) Light Blue with pins striping - mine was an ex-Police pike still with large white fairing and white Panniers, I had a lot of fun scaring people out on country roads on this bike :)

1998 Suzuki GSX R600 S-RAD, (the rare Silver Black and Red lower fairing colour scheme). I had this bike quite a few years and loved it, it had a rather evil illegal US "Kerker" exhaust system on it. Went like the clappers and handled tight stuff brilliantly. An absolutely amazing fun bike in the mountains, very quick steering, braking and incredible engine and gearbox. This was one of my all-time fav bikes and kept it for years.

2004 Triumph Sprint ST 955i, bought new - Light Blue - bought new kept for years and 75,000kms, absolutely loved this thing, beaut handling and awesome engine and comfy for touring or chasing sports bikes. I pot quite a few basic extras on this, Hugger, exhaust, Gel seat etc etc. I thriashed this thing two up and it ran like a top the whole time. It handled beautifully once a few suspender mods were carried out.

2004 Triumph Daytona 955i - Tornado Red - I still have this in my garage, I'm not sure I can ever sell this, track or road it is just a lot of fun, a very underrated sports bike with 150hp out of the box before a dyno tune and Trident Stubbie exhaust can. Mostly VG original condition with 50k+ kms. I have a few extra CF bits, Oberon racing pegs, Pyramid CF Hugger etc.

2011 Triumph Sprint GT 1050 bought new Silver - an absolute beaut sports tourer, more tour than the ST, very well mannered, uber stable, brill 1050 mill. Loved this one to0, it also was thrashed solo & two up, never ever let me down. Very comfy for wifey and I with nice big panniers.

2019 Tiger 800 XRT, bought new, well I love this and I've already written a bit hear and there, I really like this bike a lot & so does my other half.


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1 1974 Honda 550
2 1975 Kawasaki 900
20 some year break
3 1971 BMW R50
4 98 Kawasaki Nomad
5 2000 BMW RT
6 2002 Ducati ST
7 2007 Triumph 1050 Tiger
8 2009 Harley Electraglide
9 2015 Vespa GTS 300
10 2017 Triumph T100
Somewhere north of 120,000 miles All in


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2009 Genuine Buddy 125, new, 19,000 miles
1998 Kawasaki Ninja 250, used, 3,000 miles
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan C, used, 10,000 miles
2009 Triumph Bonneville, used, 7,000 miles
2013 Vespa GTS 300ie, new, 20,200 miles
2009 BMW F650GS twin, used, 10,000 miles
2018 Triumph Street Twin, new, 120 miles at last fillup

The Buddy was my first bike, purchased as soon as the roads were clear after a blizzard. I wanted to start small and auto to get the hang of the weight and build good habits before throwing gears into the mix. MSF safety course a few months in. ...And then, a year later, my brother let me ride his Honda VTX1200 for a week while he was out of state....
The ninja was too small (I'm 6' tall) and a month after purchase I discovered it had been wrecked before: someone had JB Welded the gas tank and it had started leaking.
The Vulcan was owned by the professor I had been parking next to (and silently competing with for year-round-riding), but ended up being too heavy.
The Bonnie was my favorite. I was a month car-free when I traded the Bonnie for the Vespa because the dealer upped its labor from $80-$130/hour. Also, I didn't know about heated gear yet and...winter. Don't mock a leg shield until you've tried it at 20F! Same goes doubly so for scooter skirts. Those things catch all the heat from the radiator and save your knees and toes.
I liked the BMW and was thinking about going car-free again, but it ended up being too top-heavy. I got stuck under it in my (grass/dirt) driveway for half an hour when my ankle failed and I fell over.
The Street Twin gets almost the same MPG that the Vespa got (without needing premium), plus it can do the interstate comfortably, plus it handles almost the same as my old Bonnie...and I know about heated gear now....

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My list of bikes.

Puch Maxi 50cc
Honda CB125
Honda CB200
Triumph Bonneville T140V
Laverda Jota
Honda GoldWing GL1100B
Honda GoldWing GL1100C
Honda GoldWing GL1200 Aspencade
Triumph Adventurer
Triumph Sprint 955i
Triumph Street Scrambler 900 (2019)

Enjoyed everyone of them

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In no particular order, these are the bikes that I remember keeping and riding for a while. I included my wife's and daughters' bikes. There are probably 20-30 more that I cleaned-up or restored and quickly flipped:
  1. 69 Benelli Mini Enduro
  2. 69 Ducati 450 Scrambler
  3. 69 Ducati 350 Desmo
  4. 74 Ducati 450 Desmo
  5. 74 Ducati 750 SS
  6. 72 Bultaco 125 Pursang
  7. 74 Bultaco 125 Pursang
  8. 70 BSA B50MX
  9. 52 Norton Model 7
  10. 54 Norton Model 7
  11. 69 Norton Atlas
  12. 74 Norton Commando
  13. 56 Triumph 6T
  14. 67 Triumph TR6C
  15. 69 Triumph T120
  16. 70 Triumph T120
  17. 75 Triumph T160
  18. 13 Triumph T100
  19. 16 Triumph Thruxton R
  20. Honda SL 70
  21. Honda XR75
  22. Honda SL 125
  23. 89 Honda Hawk GT
  24. 84 Honda XR250
  25. 89 Honda XR250
  26. 97 Honda XR250
  27. 71 Rickman 125
  28. Yamaha PW50
  29. Yamaha IT175
  30. Yamaha IT250
  31. 81 Kawasaki GPZ550
  32. 82 Kawasaki GPZ550
  33. 78 Husky 250 OR
  34. 83 Husky 501
  35. 85 Husky 501

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Just passed my test 10 years ago and started on a 2000 Bandit 600, then went on a few years later to get a ZX6R Ninja and now just over a month ago got my 1050 Sprint and that is my favorite, and my wifes, by a long way

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Suzuki TC100
Yamaha TT250
Yamaha TY175 3 wheeler
Honda ATC250RD 3 wheeler
Honda VT250
Yamaha 600 Tenere
Cbr600 F2
Triumph Trophy 1200
Suzuki GS500
Yamaha tt350
Honda CB600f Hornet (aka 599)
Motobi 250ss
Gilera Runner 180 T2
Suzuki LT160 4 wheeler
Suzuki Dr650
Honda NSR150
Yamaha XT660r
Triumph Thruxton 865 (still have)
Honda CB125e
Honda cb175 twin
Triumph Bonneville 865 (still have)

Highlights would have to be the Hornet, Great hooligan bike, and the Tenere. Did some memorable adventure rides on that.
Wish I still had the ATC250r and some dunes to ride it in.
I also miss the scooter. Last of the 2 stroke Gilera runners. A fun little commuter that suprised a lot of people with it's performance.

Would like one of the new watercooled Triumph twins but for my riding I don't know that it would be much better than my current air cooled and well setup Bonneville and Thruxton.

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I've been a bit of a serial owner of some bikes. Some were bought strictly to flip, others enjoyed for a season:
Yamaha 2 stroke dirtbikes: 4
XT225/250: 2
BMW K75: 2
pre Bloor Triumphs: 6
Sportsters: 2
XT600 1
Norton /Matchless scrambler: 2
CB750 Honda 3
BMW boxer 2
Ural rig 1 (one too many)
Yamaha Radian 1
Loop Frame Moto Guzzi 6
Tonti framed Guzzi 10?
Post Bloor Bonneville 3
Triumph America 1
Cotton Scrambler 1
Honda 305 Scrambler 1
Triumph TR5T 1
Sidecar rigs 3
XT350 3
DR 350 1
Honda dirt bike 2
Honda Helix 1
Honda Elite 1

Current stable: (already listed above) XT250, Bonneville solo, Bonneville/Dnepr rig, Triumph America
Next on my radar: Suzuki Van Van, Suzuki Burgman. I'll be 68 soon. Need smaller bikes. :)

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Started out in the mid '60's riding a Honda 50, 3 speed step through frame. Wasn't mine, just something we used on the farm. When I turned 16 I bought a '66 Bridgestone 90. About a year later traded the 90 in on a '67 Bridgestone 175. In '69 I wrecked the Bridgestone and put a tennis ball sized hole in my brand new helmet. Pennsylvania had just passed a mandatory helmet law 2 weeks previously, which is the only reason I was wearing the thing. I then bought a used '67 Bonnie, which I still own and ride when my old bones permit. By the way, do you know what they call bikers who ride with out a helmet? Organ Donors. I would have been one back in '69 without the helmet. So keep your hard hats on. Someone is waiting at home for you.

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1. Suzuki GT185
2. Honda VT250
3. Suzuki RG250
4. Suzuki GSXR750
5. Honda CBR1000F
6. Honda CB900 bol’dor
7. Suzuki Katana1100
8. Honda CBR1000F
9. Suzuki GS1000G
10. Suzuki PE250
11.Kawasaki ZX9R
12. aprilia RSV1000R
13. aprilia RSV4 Factory
14. Suzuki DR400
15. Triumph Thruxton 900
16. Triumph Tiger 800XC
17. aprilia RS125 (X2)
18. Triumph Thruxton 1200R
19. BMW R1200GS
20. Triumph scrambler 1200XC
21. aprilia Tuono1100 Factory 🤞🏼

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let me see if I can get this straight :LOL:

93 CBR600F2
96 CBR900rr
99 Yamaha R1
01 CBR600F4i
02 Yamaha R1
05 Speed Triple 1050
08 Concours 1400
07 Aprilia Tuono
07 Triumph Tiger 1050
05 DRZ440SM
04 XR70
09 CRF230F
04 DRZ400E
04 RM250
06 CRF250x
12 Vstrom650Adv
06 DRZ400S
14 Vstrom1k
09 R1200GS
17 Africa Twin
06 ST1300
13 R1200GSw
17 KTM 690
15 R1200GSA
15 KTM 1190Adv
08 KTM 990Adv
14 KTM RC8r
18 Africa Twin AS
16 R1200GSw
17 R1200GS Rallye
04 DRZ250
17 KTM690 (same one again)
16 Tiger 800XR
15 Scrambler 900

I think that covers what I've "owned". :ROFLMAO:

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Started riding June 2015 and I'm on my 5th bike... :cool:

2015 Yamaha FJ-09
2016 Yamaha XSR900
2017 Triumph Bonneville T120
2018 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS
2020 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

Really enjoyed the XSR, but my feet never completely fit between resting on the exhaust guard or hitting the swing arm. Loved the Bonneville, but love(d) even more the Street Triple. If the 2020 stays problem feel, I'll be keeping it for a long time.

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Some of my bikes from age 12 (1960):

BSA 500 M20.
Francis Barnett 197cc
BSA Bantam 125
Ariel Square Four 1956
Ducati 250 Mach 1
Triumph 350 bathtub.
Honda SL 125
Honda 400F red
Ducati 400 SS
Triton 750 slimline
Ducati 851 Tricolore factory kit 1988
MV Augusta 750 F
Ducati 916SP1 1994
Ducati 916SP3 1997
Ducati 1098 Tricolore
Moto Morini 500
Moto Morini 150 current
Triumph 900 SE
Bimota DB9 carbon current
Triumph 1200R current

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First bike around 1982 about 14 or 15 yo . I was given the Bultaco Matador 200 that I had learned to ride when I was 12 .
I have owned 3 Bultaco's .

1974 750 Bonniville as my first road bike for 2-3years. I think this was in 85 @ 17yo.

1680cc Genny Shovel was next road bike , was a very nice loud bike , attracted the wrong attention I did not want at 20yo , sold in 6 mths.

Next Ducati Desmo 500 , wicked bike to ride , expensive bike to maintain , the battery cost more than the Harly battery , electrics played up , put a Yamaha harness on it , worked great , sold after a few years .

Bultaco persang 200 , I registered and rode this bike for years , great when in between bikes , lived near the city and was great to ride to work as I could park anywhere , when I worked at PaddysMarket in Brisbane , I used to ride it up 3 stories of stairs as a short cut. I could also stand on the seat and ride this bike like a surf board .

Had a couple BSA's 500 single side valve bikes , rode one for 5 years as main bike , it was in a B54 frame . The other was original M20 ,with the girder front end .

1200 Sportster , loved this bike , sportster are great bikes to throw around , I think I may own another one day . More fun than than the heavy cruisers , faster than most bikes , mine spat fire from the exhaust ,loved it a lot . Sold to finance my business and new family .

Trophy 71 650 wet frame ,I bought this as a basket case for my best mate in the early nineties ,when I bought my second BSA at a swap meet, he rebuilt it , rode it for 2 years and died tragically walking home from the pub at Bangalow . I have owned the bike since , probably will always keep this one , this bike is for my Daughter ( Son doesn't care or want), either when she gets a bike licence or when I'm dead .

Sprint st 2000/01 had this a little while and love it , British Racing Green , now the kids are grown and no longer my main priority (financially ) , I can own a bike for me .
Probably move to a Thunderbird in 5-10 years as my old body deteriorates or another sportster .

I have also owned YZ500 ( chrome tank and deadly compression) and XR500 , they were farm/bush bikes in the 90s for a couple of years when I owned property at Rappville .
There was also a Z400 that my mate and I shared , we put 250 side covers on it and had it registered as a 250 . This bike was our pillion seat , if you wanted to come/ride with us we would take you to the cop shop , get you a learners , then give you the keys to the Z , ride behind us ..
I have ridden some old Harlys WLA and the like ( old past friend owned and accessed lots of old bikes) .I used to swap with a girlfriend that had a BMW 650 , ridden a Bolador for 4000k on a camping trip , used to swap the Sportster for my mates Duke monster , but prefer the HD .
I love bikes , not ordinary ones , bikes that have real character , for that reason I probably won't do the 1050 sprint , it looks ordinary , a bit like any other bike with a fairing , bring back the retro style of 98-2005 sprint , she has curves and I love her .
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