My Motorcycles

Rational thinking

Motorcycle No.10 Continuing the series about my motorcycles this is my current machine. The tenth and only bike I have purchased by trying to be rational rather then emotional but with motorcycles I think the latter is just as important. Riding in Japan is superb however not something I can […]

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Timeless style

Motorcycle number 9. Continuing the series about my motorcycles, I happened to be in Japan when the reborn Honda CB1100 was released and fell in love with it on a weekend ride. I liked most how the bike was so enjoyable at a lesser pace. Honda marketing in Japan went […]

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Love at first sight

Motorcycle #8 No logical reason to buy another bike at the time. Visiting the HD/BMW dealership they had one example of the final Buell XB series, a 2009 XB12R. The ongoing issues with my Brutale contributed to my decision but in hindsight I could have fixed the MV. This last […]

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Irish luck

Motorcycle No. 9 1/2 People say the number of motorcycles needed is N+1. (where N is current number) But owning more than one motorcycle at one time has never appealed to me. Perhaps because I have been changing them frequently. But actually its the road taxes, insurance, tyres and servicing […]

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Dirt

Motorcycle # 3 In hindsight one of the better things that happened to me was too many speeding tickets in the mid 90’s. This put me on a good behaviour driving licence and made me turn to riding off road. It was still the two stroke era, 250cc bikes were […]

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Italian affair

Motorcycle #7 This was my ‘2006 ish’ MV Agusta Brutale 750. After a couple of years on my Buell XB Lighting I grew tired of the mid range flat spot that affected the 900cc version. This was the only issue on an otherwise excellent bike and should have been easy […]

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Out of the past

Motorcycle #6 My 2003 Buell XB9.Few motorcycles were so misunderstood as Eric Buell’s XB. I had paid no attention to them when launched. A guy I worked with booked a test ride and asked me to come along after our shift.  The sales rep said there are two demo bikes […]

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Maximes and Memoirs

Motorcycle #5 Where does the time go, this must have been taken 20 years ago. My 1998 Triumph Speed Triple. Such a fresh bike from Triumph at a time way before naked bikes started to regain popularity. Triumph’s 885 engine had about 90hp but the three cylinder had great delivery […]

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Mad Max

Motorcycle #2 Dumb arse things, I have done them all. And near the peak of this stupidity I started on motorcycles. I used to ride like I was in a Mad Max movie and wonder now how I survived. With my mate from Alstonville NSW we treated the country roads […]

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