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I think it would be interesting to see what motorcycles people own and have owned. Here's my list:

 

1974 Suzuki A100 - owned 1980

1980 Honda CB100 - 1980-1982

1976 Tempo Panter 50 - 1982

1978 Honda CX500 - 1982

1983 Yamaha XJ750 Seca - 1983-1984

1976 Honda CB350F - 1984-1986

1978 Suzuki GS550E - 1988-1990

1985 Honda CB1100F - 1990

1981 Suzuki GSX400F - 1990-1992

1980 Honda CB250N - 1992-1994

1976 Yamaha XS500 - 1994-1997

1982 Suzuki GS650L - 1997-1999

1983 Honda VT500FT - 1999-2001 and 2007-2008

1984 Kawasaki Z1300DFI - 2001

1981 Honda XL500S - 2001-2002

2002 Kawasaki VN800A - 2002-2004

1996 Suzuki GSX600F - 2004-2005

1980 Kawasaki Z400G - 2005-2007

1996 Triumph Sprint 900 - 2006

1987 Suzuki VS1400 - 2007-2009

1993 Triumph Daybird - 2009-present

1986 Yamaha XT600 Tenere - 2010-present

 

I've also owned some bikes that never got going; RG250, a couple of RD350s, two spare Z400Gs of which I still have one frame with papers as well as a street tracker kit and an XL600 engine that I'm supposed to fit to.

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Damn, Eirik :blink:

 

 

Mine's a bit mo' simpler:

 

'01 zx9r 2001-2008

'08 zx10r 2008 - present

 

I know mine is shorter, but it's not the size...... oh wait.... :lol: :lol:

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Since both your bikes would have run circles around my collected lot of rubbish, I guess you win biggrin.gif So, nobody else own bikes huh.gif

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'98 Suzuki Marauder

'99 Triumph Legend (still regret getting rid of that bike)

'05 ZX6R (still own)

'08 EX-650 (still own)

'05 ZX6R trackbike (still own)

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Eirik, that is one impressive list :)

 

'83 Izh Planeta 3 (1996 - 2000)

'89 Yamaha FZR 600 (2003 - 2004)

'99 CBR 900 RR Fireblade (2004 - 2005)

'01 CBR 900 RR Fireblade (2005 - 2009)

'02 Suzuki SV 650 (2007 - 2009)

'00 Honda VTR 1000 F Firestorm (2009 - 2010)

'03 Kawasaki ZX-6RR (2008 - present)

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I tend to hold onto bikes for a while so not a huge list,

my first bike gave best value for money, it was a yamaha XS250 which I paid £220 for in 1993 put 25000 miles on it and sold it for £240 in 2001 lol,

then it was a 600 diversion till 2003, never took to this bike,

then onto my CBR600F bought brand new and I loved it until I traded it in for the

CBR600RR in 2006, this is now my current trackbike, And earlier this year I bought myself a

Ducati 848 for the road which just makes me go wow every time I ride it!

I have been fortunate enough that throughout my biking life every bike has been better than the previous one!

 

And now one for the dirt, just bought myself a yamaha YZ250 which I will be trying out for the first time today!

 

So hay in 17 years of riding I have only owned 6 bikes, 3 of which I still own!

 

Bobby

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I must have an agricultural interest, since my list of bikes only include Yamaha's*:

 

XT600Z '88 95-98: got stolen from a parking cellar, only to be found a couple of km's away near Akerselva in Oslo, stripped of rear wheel and most parts, but not the new WP rear shock. Sold it to a friend who turned it into a true offroad bike [think woods])

YZF600R '98: 98. Sold it when moving back to Denmark from Norway (Oslo). Almost totalled it on Rudskogen, but was rebuilt by the insurance.

YZF600R '99: 99-01. Added Öhlins fork springs and rear shock. Lovely. Sold it when moving to Sweden

YZF-R1 '02: 02-03. Got stolen from another parking cellar, after 1 year and 5 days :angry: Never recovered.

YZF-R6 '01: 03-09. My first trackbike. Eventually I missed having those extra ponies (it had just 95bhp) and a more modern bike, so I sold it.

YZF-R1 '03: '04--. Current streetbike. Öhlins springs and rear suspension, PPtuning rearsets w/race shift pattern ( to match the R6 '08).

YZF-R6 '08: '09--. Current trackbike. Öhlins cartridge kit, rear shock and steering damper. PPtuning handlebars & rearsets. Does around 115bhp. Nice :D

 

Oh, and I still have that Polini 911DB "DreamBike", though I haven't been riding it since 2004 :unsure:

 

*) In case you wonder about agriculture == Yamaha. Think Gearbox. Enough said.

 

 

Kai

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This is an interesting topic...

 

Former bikes (in the order I owned them):

1986 Honda VF 500

1987 Yamaha FZR 1000

1991 Honda CBR 1000

1992 Honda CB-1 (400cc) (traded into this one after my second Reckless Driving conviction)

1995 Suzuki Bandit 600

1997 Suzuki TL 1000S

2000 Suzuki SV 650

2001 Suzuki TL 1000R

2003 Triumph Daytona 955i

2004 Yamaha FZ1

2005 Honda VTX 1800 (my first attempt at a cruiser; yuck)

2006 Suzuki GSXR 600

2005 Honda VFR 800

2006 Suzuki GSXR 1000 (totalled out after I crashed at VIR)

(update: sold) 2003 Honda RC51

(update: sold) 2005 Suzuki GSXR 750 (track only bike)

 

Bikes I still own (in the order purchased):

2000 Yamaha VMAX

(update: bought) 2007 Yamaha R6

 

Hmmm, that's a fair number of bikes I've bought and sold. I need to settle down one of these days :)

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Hmmm, that's a fair number of bikes I've bought and sold. I need to settle down one of these days :)

 

Why settle down (unless you have taken a beating on the sales). :)

 

CF

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Why settle down (unless you have taken a beating on the sales). :)

 

CF

 

Hmmm, that's a good point :)

 

Now that I look closer at my list I see there's no BMW, Kawasaki, Ducati, KTM, Aprilia... I'm glad my wife hid the checkbook :D

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A multitude of Jap dirt bikes in the early 70s, plus a 1972 Penton 125 ISDT (one of my favorites), and I raced numerous European dirt bikes back then (Norton AJS Stormer, Maico, CZ); owned several Goldwings starting in 1978..... up to now.

 

And, in my current garage:

 

1990 RC30 (under going restoration/repair)

1994 RC45

2008 CBR600RR track bike

2005 Goldwing

2010 VFR1200F

1969 Honda SL90 (being restored)

1973 Honda TL125 (awaiting restoration)

1974 Honda Z50 mini-trail

1993 Yamaha TZ250 (being rebuilt)

2007 CRF150R motard

2007 CRF450R motard

2007 Ruckus pit bike

 

Currently drooling over the new Aprilia RSV4 APRC....anybody wanna buy a Goldwing.....

 

I have a bad case of MMD.

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Playing catch on threads I've missed, WOW some serious stables around here! Mine not so much..

 

1971 Honda CB350 (was a great little bike)

1974 Honda CB750 (was a beast compared to the baby)

1983 Yamaha Virago 750 Midnight Special (Nice to look at really didn't like riding it)

|-- large gap of time --|

2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R (Street)

1999 Kawasaki ZX-6R (Track)

 

Still have a Yamaha YZ-125 in the garage I'm trying to breathe life back into from sitting for years. :(

 

Dat be it.. B)

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My list is a bit more modest. Aside from the assortment of dirt bikes I had growing up, it consists of:

 

Kawasaki 600R

Suzuki GSX-R750

Yamaha R6

 

Currently I ride a BMW K1200R and I'm considering adding a dedicated track bike. Thanks to my first 2 levels with CSS, I've got "S1000RR" on the brain :P but that is probably not in the cards this year.

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Would you say that riding MX bikes have made you faster riders on a road race track, or have you adopted skills and reflexes that are detrimental to performance on asphalt?

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Would you say that riding MX bikes have made you faster riders on a road race track, or have you adopted skills and reflexes that are detrimental to performance on asphalt?

 

I can't help but believe offroad riding helps make a person more prepared for ANY form of motorcycling. The dynamics, control/reaction required helps develop feel for the machine under your bunns. At least the way I see it.

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I have to update my list since I've recently made a few changes.

 

Former bikes (in the order I owned them):

1986 Honda VF 500

1987 Yamaha FZR 1000

1991 Honda CBR 1000

1992 Honda CB-1 (400cc) (traded into this one after my second Reckless Driving conviction)

1995 Suzuki Bandit 600

1997 Suzuki TL 1000S

2000 Suzuki SV 650

2001 Suzuki TL 1000R

2003 Triumph Daytona 955i

2004 Yamaha FZ1

2005 Honda VTX 1800 (my first attempt at a cruiser; yuck)

2006 Suzuki GSXR 600

2005 Honda VFR 800

2006 Suzuki GSXR 1000 (totalled out after I crashed at VIR)

2003 Honda RC51

2005 Suzuki GSXR 750

2000 Yamaha VMAX

2007 Yamaha R6

Bikes I still own:

2012 Triumph Speed Triple

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250 (technically it's my wifes :) )

2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

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The CB-1 in blue is one of the prettier bikes made IMO and the RC51 is the most special bike in your list. Lots of sporty machinery ;)

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...and the RC51 is the most special bike in your list. Lots of sporty machinery ;)

The RC51 has the most compelling sound of any street bike I have heard on the track - and that's coming from a Ducati guy.

 

Rainman

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Let's see:

 

GT500

CB125T

CB125T

Z1000

Z1000 IIIJ

Z1100R

CBR600

VT250

GPZ750 Turbo

VF750

Z1100

ZZR1100

Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000

Triumph Trident 900

Triumph Speed III

BMW K100RS

ZZR1100

ZXR750

R1

Aprilia RSV Mille

Aprilia Falco SL1000

Aprilia Falco SL1000

Kawasaki ZX6-R 636

R1

Triumph T595

R1

Suzuki Hayabusa

Yamaha FZS1000 Fazer

R1

ZX10R

KTM Superduke

KTM Adventurer

Kawasaki GTR1400*

KTM Superduke*

RVF400*

Z1000

CR250*

 

*Current bikes

Looking at this list I know I've missed stuff out: I've certainly had more than 5 carburettor fed R1s and I know I've had 2 T595 Triumphs but can't work out exactly where to fit them into the list chronologically.

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Honda SS50

Yamaha FS1E

Yamaha RD250LC

Suzuki A100

Honda CB750F2

Suzuki Katana 1100 (wish i'd kept! Not for the bike but the value)

Suzuki RGV250L

Yamaha FZ750

Suzuki GSXR750WN

Honda CBR600 Track only bike

Kawasaki ZX9R E1

Honda CB500 (still own)

Honda CBR1100XXV (still own)

 

I think that is most of them, and mostly in the right order...

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Suzuki TS 250X (1993)

Suzuki DR 800 S (1994)

 

Kawasaki GPZ 600R (1996)

Honda VFR 800 (1999)

Honda VFR 800 (2008)

Honda CBR 600F (2010)

BMW K1300S (2010)

 

Currently owned: CBR600F + K1300S

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Gpz 500

Zx 11

Zx 9

Triumph daytona t595

Ducati 996s ( still own )

Ktm duke ii

Zzr 1200

Z1000 ( still own )

Zx 14 ( still own )

Hmm, there seems to be a Kawasaki theme here

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Hmm, there seems to be a Kawasaki theme here

 

scotchgit, being a Zed Head is complete okay and I wouldn't mind having the vast majority of the bikes you've had! B)

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