Despite current events, Summer isn't cancelled! Curious what bikes members are riding? Modern or classic
I have a few old bikes that aren't getting ridden as often as needed, but I recently got one of the carbed T100 Bonnevilles from 2005. I truly believe those are one of the best buys in the motorcycling world today. A classic so it won't go out of style. Simple carbs. Reliable as hell. And affordable when perfect ones are at $3k. Going to sell the Tenere, and that's what I'll be riding most.
Riding my 1978 Kawasaki KE100! We did a top-end rebuild of it a couple years ago. Runs great. The kids love it, too. I putt around the neighborhood on it with my 7 and 5-year olds along for the ride. Then drop them in the driveway and head out on the sandy 2-track behind my house. Fun times!
I actually am riding two bikes this summer my 1979 Honda CBX 1000
and my 1970 Honda SL 350. Two very different bikes from a great era of motorcycling. I have own the CBX since ‘92 and the SL since ‘74.
I know I am getting old when is show up to our usual gathering place Sunday morning and the younger rider start asking me questions and are in awe of the inline 6. They have never seen anything like it.
The 350 makes everyone smile, I just love the looks of the bike, it was my first bike, if you don’t count my CT70.
2 bikes with different missions. 1973 HarleyXLCH and 2003 Triumph ST 955i. Harley is good for short cruises. Ir gets lots of looks and questions as it looks even older. Triumph is great just to hop on and log some miles.
Maybe my favorite latest addition to the fleet is this 73 Kawi S1 triple. 250cc, about 30HP and big enough to ride on highways. Pretty sure I won't venture onto the interstate with it though...
So far: took my Honda Grom to the Barbers small bore festival and drag raced it against kids 1/3 my age (I got a lot of free t-shirts for this, apparently they don't see that many ah, well, mature? ladies, lining up. Around town this summer it's my kick start '68 Ducati Scrambler and in July I'm headed to World Ducati Week in Italy, oddly, not on a Ducati this time but instead on a rented Vespa which I plan to take (along with my camera) up in the hills and around the Adriatic Riviera. Worth mentioning - For anyone that loves Italian machines World Ducati Week is quite the show.
A 2006 Honda CRF450X...provided I can kill off the ridiculous, hand-numbing vibration that's being transmitted through the handlebars. A previous owner went a bit wacky in attempting to solid-mount the bars as, uh, solidly as possible, and my hands go numb within minutes of hopping on.
Also, yay to aluminum frames.
I had not had my Honda 2000 RC-51 out in several years, Slapped some fresh Pirelli Rosso rubber on her and went for a spin, instantly fell back in love with her.
I LOVE THAT BIKE, it's just GOOD.