Your bike history?

I was just reminiscing and surprised myself at the amount of bikes I’ve owned and sold on in 12 years of riding

Actually started out on a rattly old used Peugeot SpeedFight 2 with only one bolt holding on the front wheel and an engine that would go pop a few weeks after purchase.

Moved onto a fantastic Aprilia RS125 which I changed the carb to 34mm from I think 28mm and fitted the RAVE valve (basically Powervalve) to get over 90 MPH. Got stolen :frowning:

Got another cheaper Suzuki GN125 to run about on before doing full test.

After passing, moved to two Yamaha R6s (silver one got dropped in a van and damaged so sold for the blue one).

Next 2004 Yamaha R1 which I loved and learnt a lot with (some being that sport bikes are expensive to crash repair) and owned second longest.

During that time owned and sold a 1981 Honda CB 750 with massive handlebars :). Bike made me smile with it’s bouncy suspension and sofa-esque seat but it was still good for 120 MPH.

Sold both and bought a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K5 which is now the longest owned bike.

For years, couldn’t understand the appeal of the GSXR then rode one and was sold. Now can even tolerate the use of the term Gixxer :) Bike currently in race bike trim but will return to the road some day.

During ownership of the GSXR also owned and sold a quirky and fun BMW F650CS with a tiny 13 litre tank that would incredibly take you around 180 miles.

Also bought and sold a brilliant Honda CB500 (another fantastic machine).

Bought and currently still own the 98 Kawasaki ZX6R. Needs some work and debating on whether to turn it into a track bike after I bring the GSXR back to the road.

Made an impromptu purchase of this Kawasaki Z1000SX for the Euro trip I went on with a mate this year. It’s probably the best pure road bike I’ve owned. Really like it.

The dream bike to own one day would be either a Yamaha R1M, Ducati 1299 Panigale or Aprilia RSV4 RF then I think my bike life would be complete.

So show us yours.














Note for the eagle eyed…The RS125 and GN125 are stock photos as I didn’t have any of the actual bikes, but they looked identical.

Peugeot Trekker  (Stolen twice - second time they proper fooked it - so sold it cheap for spare/repairs)

Speedfight 2 Wrc (go faster stripes) - traded in.

ER6F - traded in.

CBF 1000 (Written off - reborn - finally scrapped her)

Z1000Sx going well…

Cant be arsed with photos.

Mines really limited. And is in my profile. :wink:

I like the gn125 best

Peugeot Speedfight 2 WRC (snap Bluelagos), FZS 600 Fazer, Triumph Sprint St1050. Pretty short history really

ER5, fazer 600, zx9, vfr 750, vfr 750, Tuono, ER5, Tracer, TRX 850

1998 sr125
1988 bros 400
1998 Fzs600
2001 drz400s/sm
2005 sv100s

The fazer is the only one I’ve sold

Went straight for DAS. 

Aprilia Pegaso- electronics packed in, fixed a lot of it myself, then refused to start from cold. Eventually gave up and sold as non-functioning.

BMW R1100R- great bike, eventually sold when I got a car.

1996 Suzuki Bandit 1200- hopefully I won’t have to sell any time soon.

2014 Honda CBF 125
2005 Suzuki Bandit 650s

and that’s it so far :slight_smile:

First taste in two wheels was Piaggio Zip 125 which led me to DAS and Triumph Daytona 675. From there things went a bit backwards… Yamaha Vity 125,Currently Xmax 250, SV650 minitwin and Honda Pan European for work.

2011 ninja 250
1997 zx6r
2014 zx6r
2015 versys 1000
Need to add an s1000rr or xr to that list and I’m done.



I’m very loyal and tend to keep my bikes until they can’t take any more of me and self destruct, so my biking career has been limited.

FZR 400 written off
RVF 400 £1000s spent on it and sold for scrap value as a deposit for:
Triumph Daytona 675 (2007) self destructed and sold for scrap.
Triumph Daytona 675 (2013) still being abused and seems to be surviving me OK for the time being.

(I’m trying to put off getting ready for work so I have all the time in the world to faff around posting pics). 







2012 Lexmoto XTR125S (bad memories.(last chinese item i will ever have))

2012 Yamaha WR125x (fantastic memories)

got a licence

2008 Honda CB600Fa 

Humm memory lane:

Suzuki TS 50

Honda CR 125 red rocket

Suzuki GS450S

Suzuki 750 SRAD

Suzuki TL1000R

Yamaha FZ1 ABS

BMW 1200GS Adventure

Kawasaki Z1000

KTM1290 Superduke R

Good time and good memories!

Honda XL125V Varadero - Written off

Honda CBF500/A - Sold

Yamaha TDM900/A -Sold


Kawasaki Z1000SX - Sold

That sums up 12 years off biking.

Honda PCX 125 - BEAST :smiley:
Honda CRF 250L - Dual sport commuter fun
Yamaha WR250F - Reliable little thing given it’s history. Think it was raced around various fields, and the rads and frame still have the remains of hay where it was most likely crashed (many times).
Suzuki DRZ 400SM - Always wanted one, but probably should have got a KTM 690 instead meh
Kawasaki Versys 650 - Fantastic all-around bike

Next up? I fancy a new Yamaha Tracer 700, or maybe the MT-09 .hmmm 

1982- Yamaha FS1E (Fizzy) sold
Bought a car
Jump to 2011 did DAS
Honda VFR800 FI still surviving all year abuse.

Yamaha SR125
Kawasaki Z650
Honda CBR600
Honda CBR929
Honda CBR1000F
Yamaha FZ6
Honda X11

Can’t boast with the same amount of bikes as others but started on a Honda CBF125, sold that and got myself a Yamaha MT-09 and currently enjoying my time on a GSX-R750Z: