Featured Your Motorbike History?

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  1. Arf765

    Arf765 Member

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    Holy crap that’s got to be a record, I’d struggle to remember that list, I can’t remember what I did last week :) so what are your top 3 from the list and what else would you really want if any?
     
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  2. Sandi T

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    Wow, @Tigcraft, that is an amazing list! :eek: I'd truly love to hear some about some of the adventures you've had over the years with all of these bikes! :)
     
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  3. Tigcraft

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    @Arf765 my top three of the list were 1, MZ Skorpion Sport, that’s a big single cafe racer off the shelf that no one recognised. It had sublime handling and was as pure a motorcycle you could get where the fun starts at 40mph on back lanes.
    2, Ducati Monster M900S. It was the only bike that had such charisma, aura and heritage. It made my heart flutter every time I rode it and it was the correct choice moving on from my first TRX850. It was the only bike at the time that I would consider setting off for a ride in the rain!!
    3, My current bike, RNineT, it’s a very calculated bike I bought which now modified ticks so many boxes and it’s also the one that I paid the most for ten times over. The boxer engine is a lush to explore and I can go on.

    @Sandi most my fun came from the small engined bikes of very early days. The bigger ones mainly four cylinder ones I discovered didn’t do it for me as they were too tame in character and the rides were never remembered like the singles and twins I had. Probably because the latter took more rider input and gave great rewards.
     
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  4. Arf765

    Arf765 Member

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    Great cheers, is there any bikes you would like but haven’t had the chance yet??
     
  5. Dawsy

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    Wasn't the Skorpion the one with a "glued" frame?
     
  6. Tigcraft

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    It was meant to be. Frames designed by ‘Tigcraft’ Dave pearce but it ended being thicker tube, far heavier and welded.
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  7. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    No as I’m content with current fleet of 8!!
     
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  8. tcbandituk

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    Need to update my list now I've got the GSXR track bike:)

    1979
    Suzuki A100

    1980
    Honda H100
    Honda CB250G5
    MZ 250
    Honda CB250N SuperDream
    Suzuki GS250T
    Suzuki GS1000 with GSX1100 engine
    Suzuki GSX1100EZ
    Honda CB650Z

    1988
    Kawasaki GPZ900

    1989
    Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo
    Kawasaki GPZ900

    1990
    Suzuki GSXR1100L

    1992
    Kawasaki ZXR750J2

    1993
    Suzuki GSXR1100L
    Honda CB250N SuperDream
    Suzuki GSXR1100H

    1994
    Suzuki GSXR1100WP
    Honda CB125RS
    Honda CB250N Superdream

    1996
    Bandit 1200

    1999
    Triumph Sprint ST
    Bandit 1200

    2000
    TTR250

    2001
    CBR900RRX Fireblade
    Bandit 600

    2002
    VTR1000 Firestorm
    Bandit 750
    Suzuki GSX1300R - K2 Hayabusa

    2003
    Bandit 400
    Kawasaki ZX7-R track bike
    Yamaha Fazer 1000

    2004
    Bandit 1200 (1st time owned)
    GSXR1000 K4 track bike

    2005
    ZX12R-A1
    GSX1300R - K5 Hayabusa

    2006
    DRZ400
    Bandit 1200 (2nd time owned)

    2007
    Bandit 1250

    2008
    Suzuki GSX1300R 2000 (Hayabusa 600hp drag bike)
    Bandit 1200 (3rd time owned)

    2013
    Street Triple

    2015
    Tiger Sport

    2016
    Tiger Sport

    2017
    Speed Triple S
    Bonneville Newchurch

    2018
    Speed Triple RS

    2019
    CBR600RR 2007 model
    Tiger 800 XRT (current)

    2020
    Street Triple RS road
    Street Triple RS road/track (current)
    ZX10-R

    2023
    GSXR750L3 track (current)
     
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  9. Tigcraft

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    Blimey your as bad as me!!
     
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  10. tcbandituk

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    I did start to slow down, but then retired/took redundancy in 2018 and I started having fun :D.
    It has peaked now as I do more track riding rather than road riding.
    I've done only about 200 road miles and 1000 track miles so far this year.
    Might even go down to just two bikes soon :eek:
     
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  11. Funnelli

    Funnelli Well-Known Member

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    So you like an MZ then!
     
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  12. Tigcraft

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    Yes you could say that
     
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    When I was 18 I bought a Suzuki FZ50 to go to work on. At 20 I moved up to a real bike with a GN400. Then I did the "Dad" thing until about a year ago and got a 150cc scooter for around town and it wasn't enough, so after almost 40 years of not riding I now have a 2014 Bonneville (and love it)

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  14. Arf765

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    Good on ya, I to have had a similar story and time gap between my last bike and now, 2023 was my first year back on a bike and loved it. Enjoy yours happy riding
     
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  15. Geof Spencer

    Geof Spencer New Member

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    1071 Honda CB125
    1970 Triumph Trophy 250
    1950 Lambretta LC125
    1969 BMW R60/2
    1964 Honda CA95 Benly Touring
    1974 BMW R60/6
    1966 Suzuki S32-2 Olympian
    1976 BMW R75/6
    1959 BMW R50/2
    1972 BMW R60/5
    1972 BMW R75/5
    1989 BMW R100 GS
    2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport
    1993 BMW R100R
    2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
    2014 BMW R Nine T
    Currently:
    2019 Vespa GTS 300 HPE
    2020 BMW R Nine T Pure
    2023 Triumph Speed Twin 900

    There are a couple I wish I had held onto, but….
     
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  16. Arf765

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    Gotta ask you from a list that long, what would you consider as your top 3 road bikes & reasons why :)
     
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  17. Boothman

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    1982-90 first spell on the road from being 16:
    Honda C50 (Oops wasn’t a moped :scream:)
    Yamaha MT50
    Suzuki GP125
    Honda 400N Superdream
    Honda CBX 550 FII
    Yamaha RD350LC YPVS
    Honda CBX 750 F
    Got married so no bikes for a while :(

    1999-2002 scrounged funds together :) for
    Honda CBR600 FV
    Had to sell to pay for the new double glazing :( but made Mrs Boothman happy

    2014 to date, got back on two wheels (much to the disapproval of the long suffering Mrs Boothman) after a bit of a health scare
    Triumph 650 Daytona
    Honda CBR1000RA ‘Repsol’
    Honda CBR1000RR ‘Black Edition’
    Triumph Tiger 1050 SE
     
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  18. tcbandituk

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    Hmm, first two are easy.

    Bandit 1200.
    Loads of grunt from the 1200 motor, handling was so so in std format, but mine had Ohlins rear shock uprated springs etc.
    It was nice and easy to work on .
    I toured France numerous times on one, did my first trackday at Cadwell, drag raced it, scared god knows how many pillions lifting the front wheel thanks to its inherent wheelie ability.

    Tiger 800XRt
    Bought this when I retired in 2018 as a bike specifically for touring, wish I had got one a lot sooner.
    With the luggage, tank range, cruise control etc, doing 400 mile days was no problem and it handled reasonably well for an tourer/adventure bike sans luggage.

    3rd choice is more difficult, nothing that stands out particularly road bike wise, although the Street Triple RS does but as track bike that I could still use on the road.
    Had it for 4 years now and it's only because I put slicks on it recently that I can't use it on the road now.
    It lets me get away with some ham fisted riding on the track and has surprised some on the track, all done with std tyres on until the last trip.
    And while every one else 'fettled' their race bikes, put tyre warmers on etc, I would just check the heated grips still worked :D
     
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  19. Arf765

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    Nice one, thanks for the reply
     
  20. Tigcraft

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    Notice you’re on your second’9T’ now, that must have hit a nerve?
     
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