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53 here, going on 39 ;)
Love riding twisties, still hate riding on the freeway.
Bikes I've owned:
Montesa Cota 247
Montesa Cota 348
Montesa Cota 349
BMW R90S
BMW K100RS
Gas Gas Pampera 250
Suzuki 175 Enduro
Harley Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy
Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo
Yamaha FZ6
Triumph Street Triple R
Triumph Tiger 800xc
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Triumph T140V 750 Bonneville *
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I think it's a good choice for a first bike, much better (choice) than the crotch rockets so many newbies seem to get. Nothing wrong with crotch rockets, but you really need to graduate into those. Have fun riding.
 

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54. Many bikes, mostly adventure. Not commuting anymore and just want something simple where I can enjoy the ride.


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I am 22 years old. Came from an RC390. Wanted something that was uncommon, gorgeous, and more powerful. I also wanted retro styling, but didn't want to sacrifice on my modern tech. I absolutely love my CR, put 750 miles on her in 7 days. Just had first service done today.
 

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This bike is being pushed in many ways. It's a new riders option, a Hipster bike, a bike replicating the underground "tracker" style. It seems to be marketed to a demographic of younger riders to get them on this bike.

What is interesting to me is that I want this bike and I'm 52 years old. That's far from the marketing campaigns target. My friend asked me why I wanted this bike. Sort of asked, "What's the big deal?" My reply was the ol' "If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand"...

That got me thinking. Why do I want this bike? I have a number of fine machines. What triggers the lust for this bike? And why is this young persons bike hitting my bulls-eye?

I think it is because I look forward to a bike that replicates my old 79 Bonni. The simple pleasure of an engine with character bolted to a lightweight package. No bells and whistles. And no clip-ons either. Yes there is the FZ-07,09 that are awesome bikes and I was looking at them as well. But this bikes tracker style hits a big bulls eye for me. Right down to the blacked out mag wheels. I hope it wheelies like a flat tracker. If it does I will be a happy camper.

How old are you. What is it about this bike that grabs you and pulls you in?
 

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52 years of age, riding since I was 16. I just have fun on this bike, it is like an XT 500 but better, I have had over 20 bikes from DT250s, '79 Z1000s to Guzzi V11 Sport and ride many many more, trackways, off road, road touring Europe and Oz etc, horses for courses, most of mine have been rebuilt or customised in some way, not so much for looks but for ergonomics and ridability.

The scrambler is fun, I picked up an old but very low milage Icon very cheap, I saw the opportunity and could not let it go past, I would have preferred spoked wheels and other things but it is what it is, over time I will be making it mine, ergonomically so it is hand in glove riding .
Looks wise maybe loose the tail anchor and if anyone wants to swap a set of red tank. front/rear mudguards for a brand new yellow set, you know where to come.....
 
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