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

My fave.

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.

Hindle pipe.

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