April 3, 2004 at 11:05 am #8739RadarModerator
For me the bike that totally blew me away when I first rode it was the Ducati 907ie. My chance came in 1990 when I managed to blag the demonstrator from Chris Clarke Motorcycles in Wymondham Norfolk.
At the time it looked like nothing else and the engine just seemed an absolute peach, that delicious V twin growl and instant low down response. It was a complete contrast to the RD350YPVS that I was riding at the time, and wanted it so badly. I even took it home to show the wife, who showed about as much interest as a Iron maiden fan at a Abba concert! But it was £7000 and my first child had just been born…bit of a non-starter then.
I still hanker after the first “modern” Ducati, but every time I go to buy a bike I always seem to come back with a Yamaha!June 21, 2004 at 9:41 pm #18312wheelieParticipant
RSV Mille. If I win the lottery that’s the one for me, it was sooooo nice.
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June 24, 2004 at 6:11 pm #18313AnonymousInactive
A tuned ZX6 Kawa with perfect handlingJune 25, 2004 at 1:29 am #18314XV16Participant
My old GS850 Rigid. 17 years ago I acquired this bike from a guy in Wakefield and it handled like a dream, I am not sure if the frame was perfect engineering or sheer luck, but you would never have known she was a rigid. It may have been that it was the size of me that balanced it, as you can see I made it look like an old AP50. They were the days when there wasn’t any nights!
PS Both the tash and pony-tail no longer exist….
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HELP KEEP THIS FORUM ALIVE! PLEASE DONATE.July 2, 2004 at 7:56 pm #18315imperialdataKeymaster
Ah, so that’s what David Seaman rides then? 
Seriously though, nice bike XVJuly 23, 2004 at 10:32 pm #18316GixParticipant
Nice bike. I quite like the rider too! [:p]
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The roads are my race track!!July 24, 2004 at 4:34 pm #18317GSX RatParticipant
The best bike i have ever ridden has to be an old honda c50 field bike when i was 13, down an old disused railway track behind our house. Reason? – it started me off with a love of bikes that has continued to this day!
GSX750 Ratfighter / SR125 Rat / GSX600F / Beamish250 / Honda70 Rat
Blackboard paint – Covers a multitude of sins!July 24, 2004 at 5:39 pm #18318Urban TerroristParticipant
My old drag bike was the fastest, GSXR1100 bored ot to 1260 with 3 stage nitrous!! Shame I crashed it at Santa Pod 97, only the rear wheel was left in is proper state!!
But the AR125’s the best I’ve ridden so far!! Does 110 flat out, out handles most bikes cost’s pittance to run and only costs £70 to insure!!!
And it looks nothing like anything else on the roads!!!
More than 2-strokes is masturbation!!July 28, 2004 at 4:46 pm #18319AnonymousInactive
GSXR sounds fantastic! If I can add another to the list it is the bike I rode today which was the Moto Guzzi Coppa Italia V11. It is a 90 degree V-twin and it is very different to all the other bikes I have ridden. The power delivery is smooth but the engine sounds like no other engine when you ride hard. I want one!!August 24, 2004 at 11:24 pm #18320RadarModerator
I have always enjoyed riding Guzzi’s too. Nearly bought a 650 Lario recently.
Rode a LeMans, a Cali and old V50. All lovely and very different to Jap stuff.
I started biking on a C50 too. No MOT/Tax/insurance or licence thrashing two up around the roads where I lived then. Great fun.
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September 6, 2004 at 11:36 pm #18321pjsbanditParticipant
You never forget your first time i was 16 and was offered a pillon ride on a kawasaki Z1300 You couldn’t remove the smile from my face
What a bike it still lives although i hear it is now lying in a garage needing some attention.
Maybe oe day.September 14, 2004 at 11:04 pm #18322mattzappaParticipant
A raleigh Chopper, you cannot touch em’, new model recently out.
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