My Bikes Since 2001
Bikes are organized by year, not by date of purchase.
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|Motorcycle||Pix||Comments||Weblinks to Specs.|
|2001 Honda VFR800||Not suitable for 2-up so I sold it in 2001 and bought the 'Busa.||https://bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_vfr_800_f_2001.php|
|2001 Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa||Rose's fave.||https://bikez.com/motorcycles/suzuki_gsx_1300_r_hayabusa_2001.php|
|2001 Honda CBR600 F4i||
This one forced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome surgery #2 on my right hand. CTS symptoms: throttle hand falls asleep after 5 minutes of riding, only baby finger and thumb had any feeling in them; kinda hard to ride safely. Two different cruise controls did not help.
|2004 Yamaha WR-250F||Wheelie popper.||https://bikez.com/motorcycles/yamaha_wr_250_f_2004.php|
|2004 Yamaha TTR-230T||Chris' bike. Another wheelie popper.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_TTR230|
|2004 Yamaha Vstar Custom 1100||I customized this one to be a low-rider. Many people have copied the combination of accessories.||https://www.autoevolution.com/moto/yamaha-v-star-1100-custom-2004.html#aeng_yamaha-v-star-1100-custom-2004-1063|
|2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000||Gixxer. Fast.||https://bikez.com/motorcycles/suzuki_gsx-r_1000_2007.php|
|2008 Suzuki GSX-650F||Hindle pipe. 85HP.||https://bikez.com/motorcycles/suzuki_gsx650f_2008.php|
|2009 Ninja 500R||
I bought her from an ad in GPBikes.com because she looked so good.
Glenn and I drove to Whitby ON to pick her up with the quads trailer at the end of the Winter
Sloppy transmission, marginal quality all the way around so I sold her within a year.
|2010 Honda VFR1200FA DCT||
Automatic transmission. 170HP! World's fastest scooter.
Just couldn't get used to no clutch and weight of 600 pounds.
|2012 Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa||
2nd generation 'Busa.
This one forced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome surgery #1 for both left and right hands.
|2015 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS||Suspension could not be softened; felt everything.||https://bikez.com/motorcycles/kawasaki_z1000_2015.php|
|2016 Honda CB1100A||
With Dart fairing (new) and with Emgo fairing (old).
Dyno'd with Power Commander to 85hp/75ft/lb at the rear wheel, not at the crankshaft like the factory specifies.
If this bike weighed 100 pounds less, it would be perfect.
|2017 Suzuki DR650||
Seat was like sitting on a 2x4.
I've learned that I don't like single cylinder "thumpers".
|2018 Suzuki GSX250R||
Insurance was only $454/yr, not $1200 like my 600cc and bigger bikes.
7500 RPMs at 100km/h - this bike is NOT going to last with those revs. I better sell it before it hits 1,000km.
|2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400 SE||Only 366 pounds - lightest bike of its size! Cheap insurance, too - one-half of what I would pay for 600cc or larger.||https://bikez.com/motorcycles/kawasaki_ninja_400_se_2020.php|