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Riding since: 1983
First motorcycle: 1982 Suzuki Katana 550

  • 2004 Suzuki V-Strom 650
  • 1997 Honda VFR750
  • 2004 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail
  • 2004 Honda CFR230F
Back roads of VT, NH, and western MA … California mountains … and off road. Occasional track days at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, NH

The list is pretty long.  I think that I may suffer from the well known multiple bike disorder (MBD).  Here are the ones that I can remember:

  • Two 1982 Suzuki Katana GS550MZs.  Cool styling.  Left-overs were available in 1983, so…My first bike, brand new for $1850 !
  • 1985 Honda Nighthawk 700S.  Comfortable bike with sporty looks, upright seating position, shaft drive, and hydraulically adjusted valves.
  •  Several Kawasaki Ninja EX500s.  A great starter bike that even experienced riders can have lots of fun with.  They are also popular choices of amateur club racers since they are light, cheap, bullet-proof reliable, and they handle well.
  • 1985 Honda Shadow 500.  Fun little cruiser.
  • Several Honda Hawk NT650GTs.  A fun, light, sporty, cult classic.  V-twin, single-sided swingarm, clean naked styling, standard seating position.
  •  1990 Honda CB-1.  A very cool naked sport bike with a sweet 400cc inline four cylinder engine…very unique.  Simlar to the Honda Hawk NT650GT, these bikes did not sell well off the showroom floor since Americans wanted bigger bikes.  I guess that I am just an odd ball who loves fun, cheap, light, good-handling, cool looking bikes.
  • 1998 Honda VTR1000 SuperHawk.  A cool sport bike with a tourquey v-twin engine.  Seating position was a bit too radical for me to get comfortable.
  • 1995 Suzuki DR250S dual sport.  My first “dirt bike”.
  •  2001 Suzuki DRZ400S dual sport.  Fun bike for urban assault (through potholes, dirt roads, power wheelies, etc.)  A bit too tall for me to enjoy off road. Definitely not made for highway droning on the daily commute.
  • 2002 Yamaha FZ1.  Sweet power, comfort, and styling.
  • 1984 Yamaha RZ350.  Twin-cylinder 2-stroke sport bike.  Very cool !  I wish that I did not sell this one!
  •  Two Suzuki SV650s.  A modern version of the Honda Hawk NT650GT.  Light, nimble, powerful, comfortable, cheap…this is my favorite bike yet.  I put hard luggage on mine for commuting.  Great for track days.
  •  Four Honda VFR 750s.  The v-4 engine is so smooth.  I raised the bars slightly and now I have all-day comfort.  Great for commuting.  A bit heavy, but handles well.
  •   2004 Suzuki V-Strom 650.  Same great engine as the SV650 in an adventure-touring bike. (styled like a big dirt bike)
  •  2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883. A fun, relatively light and powerful, inexpensive entry into HD.
  • Givi hard luggage
  • Aerostich electric vest
  • Dual Star Heated Grips
  • Shoei full face helmet
  • Sargent seats
  • Aerostich wind triangle bandana