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    What was your first motorbike?

    I started riding less than a year ago and I'm quite pleased with my first bike, despite the stick I get. So, I thought I'd start this thread so I can find out why all the jealousy.

    My first bike.



    1982 Honda VF750S 'Sabre'

    V4 water cooled DOHC 16v

    Power 82 BHP
    Torque 52lb/ft
    Top Speed 125 Mph
    1/4 mile 12.3 secs

    Cost A bottle of gin (that Rigger drank)

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    250cc Honda Rebel cos it was the largest bike I could buy and legally ride in Australia, cost $5000 AUD

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    Ages ago a secondhand Lambretta scooter 200 cc, grey colour.

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    1978 on "L" license

    My 1st bike was a Kawasaki Z1000

    1977 a2 model red one

    this was the last of the tear drop tank models

    I had it for 17 years in and out of redgo for that time(I would by a new bike and store the old Z)

    over 100,000 k's never missed a beat

    A guy pestered me for months to buy it, $4500 it was his.

    I do wish i had kept it along with the ELR Kawasaki 1000R

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    xl 175 but i was 15 yo at the time. it would matter what you rode mtd we would still give you shit because you deserve it

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    Marmite, are the two red horns on the front of your bike for your safety or for the safety of other motorists?

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    First 'real' motor cycle was a Yamaha DT 360... Had a bunch of mini-bikes before the 360...


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    Kawasaki ZZR 1100

    150 BHP
    Top Speed 285 km/h

    Probably not a sensible choice for a learner but I survived.


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    My first bike, circa '82 was one of these, but in red. 50 cc's of pure power, I bought it brand new:



    My second bike about a year later was the same thing but a 125cc version, also red. I came off that on black ice a day after my 17th birthday

    My third bike was probably the dumbest thing I have ever bought, I wasn't licensed for the 125 but I got a job (so I had money) and wandered into a bike shop and saw one of these at the back gathering dust:



    Mine had a 'king and queen' saddle and was a great bike, except for the torque pulling me sideways when I revved it at traffic lights or tried to corner to the right. I bought it because my mate had a 650 Honda (CB I think?) at the time and I wanted more cc's than him!

    Finest motorcycle I have ever ridden, at one time it was something like 3 months before I realised there was no oil in it but the bike was going fine.

    We rode all over Yorkshire together until I got busted, the bike was eventually sold to the cop that caught me. I'd love to own another MotoGuzzi.
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    First bike Suzuki TS 100, crap rust bucket. Last bike before coming here ZX9R.
    Like your bike marmite, sort of baby VMAX.

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    1983 Kawasaki KX125, was a worn out knacker, unlike this rather nice example.....


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    BSA Bantam 125cc D! 1966 Jointly owned with three others..

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    1959 Lambretta 125. progressed through Hondas 250 to 750, then to Norton 850. Last rode - 1986!

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    I'm old, my first was a 1975 Honda CB-125. Not a whole lot different than the cbr-150 I ride here in Thailand. Bought it brand new in 1976 in America for $461 out the door back when the dollar was worth something. I was 18 at the time and my mother did not talk to me for 6 months.

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    1975 DT250.


    Bought second hand just before 17th birthday.
    Only had it a couple of months and then bought a second hand Honda CB750.



    Then in 1979 I bought my pride & joy.
    Suzuki GS1000S. Brand spankin' new AUD3,300 on the road.
    God I loved that bike.

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    My first bike was a 1982 Suzuki RM80Z, way way too much grunt for a 10yr olds first bike, i binned it many times !!!

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    1961 BSA B40 SS90. 343 cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder. Bought it new.



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    First two, I was too young to have a license for, so I just used them on our own land and nearby country lanes.

    1st

    Honda 70cc Monkey Bike

    2nd

    Honda H100

    First Bike I could legally drive on the road was this

    Yamaha DT50MX

    Finally I bought one of these, a fantastic bike!

    Yamaha XT600 Tenere, I still have it garaged in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobs00
    Marmite, are the two red horns on the front of your bike for your safety or for the safety of other motorists?
    They're loud, unlike the original ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher
    Like your bike marmite, sort of baby VMAX.
    More like a baby VF1100S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    1961 BSA B40 SS90. 343 cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder. Bought it new.
    But your only needed one wheel, if I remember correctly...

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    You remember well but that was about 5 bikes later when they required a special license for MCs.

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    KX80



    Looked no where near as nice as this one when I got it, and looked even worse when i`d finished with it.

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    Engine and transmission
    Displacement: 599.00 ccm (36.55 cubic inches)
    Engine type: In-line four
    Stroke: 4
    Power: 72.00 HP (52.6 kW)) [at] 10000 RPM
    Compression: 10.0:1
    Bore x stroke: 58.5 x 55.7 mm (2.3 x 2.2 inches)
    Valves per cylinder: 2
    Fuel control: DOHC
    Cooling system: Air
    Gearbox: 6-speed

    Transmission type
    final drive: Chain
    Physical measures
    Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 212.0 kg (467.4 pounds)

    Chassis and dimensions
    Front tyre dimensions: 90/90-18
    Rear tyre dimensions: 110/90-18
    Front brakes: Dual disc
    Rear brakes: Single disc
    Speed and acceleration
    Top speed: 198.0 km/h (123.0 mph)

    Loved that bike even though it wasnt that fast. I hit top speed on it at 4 am going to work one morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    I hit top speed on it at 4 am going to work one morning.
    Did you poo your pants?

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    Come on fave rave bikes and why? CX 500 for me. Armchair on wheels and non too shabby in the corners.

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