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What was your first motorcycle?

My brother and I were reminiscing the other day, and I was recalling the "formative" motorcycles that were in my life, a 1973 Yamaha RD125 completely stripped, but with electric start still intact was my indoctrination into dirt racing. I did a bit of internet searching and found this gem of a photo, a 1969 Rupp Scrambler, which was my first motorized two-wheeler! I bought one new at the age of 12 with my own money after delivering papers by bicycle for 2 years! That was a sweet moment indeed! Any other trips down memory lane?

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- in 1980 Puch MV 50 Skytrack
- in 1980/81 Yamaha RD 50 M
- in 1981 Puch Maxi N
- in 1982 Puch Maxi S
- in 1982 Zündapp KS50 Super Sport
- in 1982/83 Zündapp GTS 50 (with 70 cc)

- in 1982 Suzuki GT 380
- in 1983/84 Honda CB400F
- in 1984/85 Suzuki GSX 750 E
- in 1985 Suzuki GSX 750 ES (new)
- in 1987 Honda CBR 1000 F (new)
- in 1996 Honda CBR 1000 F
- in 2004 Suzuki GSX 750 ES
- in 2004/06 BMW R1100S BoxerCup Replika
- in 2005 BMW R 80 RT
- in 2005/06 BMW R 1150 RT
- in 2006 BMW R 1200 S
- in 2007 BMW R 1200 RT
- in 2008 ...?? .. (my wife thinks a HP2 Sport ; I don't think so...)


Puch MV 50 Skytrack (had exactly the same one ; also in purple)



Suzuki GT 380 (the day I became 18, I bought myself, as a present, such a Suzuki. In black, and secondhand)



1984/85 : Suzuki GS 750 E(with a 'Endurance' (made by Jama) 4-1, different seat, handlebars & front fender. Painted the wheels red)



1985 ; new Suzuki GSX 750 ES (with a white seat & 'Endurance' 4-1 exhaust)



2004/06 : BoxerCup Replika



2005/06 : R1150RT



current stuff
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(my wife thinks a HP2 Sport ; I don't think so...)
Since she also promised you a divorce if you did get it, maybe you need sit down and have a serious talk about what she wants.
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Since she also promised you a divorce if you did get it, maybe you need sit down and have a serious talk about what she wants.
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My first was a new 1966 Triumph T120 Bonneville.
The rest were the following.

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96 Super III
97 T595
Moto Guzzi
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83 LeMans
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I started on one like this



1970 Honda CT 70, always wanted a Rupp but dad thought this was the way to go, and he didn't even ride
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My first ride was a Kmart mini bike that dad got me at the age of 9
the seed was planted and has grown into a full blown motorcycle addiction..
Honda ST90 I rode it for 2 years and 5,000 miles
72CL175 8k miles
79 CM400T Hawk 13k
late 72 Triumph Bonneville 5k
82 V45 Magna 21k
84 900 ninja 23k
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I rode my 1st bike, a 1968 Honda CB350 from Atlanta, GA to Santa Monica, CA in November 1970. My basic outfit was a one-piece cotton jumpsuit. Boy was I dumb.
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Started in 1971 on a 1971 Honda Mini-Trail 50. Still have it 37 years
and 40+ bikes later.

Bikes I wish I would have kept:

78 Moto Guzzi Lemans I
77 Honda MT125R for nostalgic reasons
87 Honda RS250R for all the wins I had on it
78 Ducati Bevel Drive SS
72 Ducati 450 Desmo
85 Ducati 650 TT
92 BMW R100RS
95 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport

etc...................
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mine was a '76 yamaha 350 special...i wish i had taken a picture of it. i was only 15 yrs old and my mom was so pissed when she found out i got one. legal driving age in NY was 18. i used to sneak it out late nights. coming home i'd kill the engine down the block and wheel it back into the backyard. the path was a grassy incline so it took some real muscle to push it up the path. i'd be sweating and out of breath, but it was always worth it for me...

i found this picture on the internet...mine was blue...ahhhh, the memories!

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