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Hello,

Just curious if anyone has stepped off a BMW, Tiger, Tenere etc and now rides a Strom as their main ride, also what is your bike history
My bike history is,

1980's - Yamaha RZ250 (first bike)
early 1990's -Honda CX500 Shaft drive
late 1990-2000's Kawasaki ZR750 Zephyr
2010 - Suzuki Vstrom DL650A
 

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Previous bike for two years and 29K miles was a Kawa C-14 ABS. Before that in line were a Kawa Voyager, K1100LT, KLR-650, K75T, R1100RT, R100RT and Honda PC.
 

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1966 Velocette, Venom Clubman, 500cc thumper
1978 Honda CB750
2005 DL650
2007 DL650A
1981 Honda C70
1995 BMW K75
2009 Kawasaki KLX250SF (supermotard)

There's a 1986 Goldwing 1200 in there, but I never had it registered.
 

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First bike- Honda CT90 ex postie bike, followed by ten or so others before I stopped riding.

Then the last four [since I got back in to riding around 4-5 years ago] were;
BMW 1985 R65LS [something small to re-kindle the skills] then BMW 1986 K100RT followed by a BMW 2000 R1150GS [that became a 12 month money pit], then on to the brand new Suzuki 2009 DL650A [the best bike I've owned- bar none].

I'm currently on the look out for an Ag bike or trail bike for weekend camping trips in the mountains [in addition to the Wee].

My "last" bike will most likely be a Can-Am Spyder, when I can no longer hold up [or more importantly- pick up] a two wheeled bike.
 

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I've never made a list or counted, so let's see...

197X Yamaha RD200
197X Honda 360T
198X Suzuki GS550E
1986 Yamaha FJ1200
197X Honda GL1000 Goldwing
1993 Kawasaki ZX-11D
1981 Suzuki GS450E
1989 Honda NT650 Hawk GT (the one I should have kept)
1997 Yamaha YZF1000
1999 Kawasaki KLX-300
2001 Kymco Cobra 50
2006 Kymco ZX50
2001 Kawasaki ZRX-1200
1976 Honda CB400F (yellow)
2006 Husqvarna SM-610R
 

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The list is long but distinguished

I could never begin to list all the bikes that I've owned in the last 30 years (I'd put the number somewhere around 50). The one I was ridding right before the Strom was a Bandit 1200. My only other adventure touring motorcycle was a '92 TDM 850 which I still hold a fond place in my heart for.
 

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My first bike was a Kawasaki GPZ 750, a somewhere 80's model I think, long time ago. Got back into bikes more than 10 years later with a '09 Wee (Orange). Had to sell it after only 1,000km due to unexpectedly immigrating. Bought a '10 Kawasaki Ninja 650r. Sold it earlier this year and replaced it with a '11 Wee (Orange). This one might be a keeper ....... well, depends on what the new one looks like.:biggrinjester:
 

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last bike before the wee was an 87 venture royale. too big and heavy for my tastes for fun commute type riding.
 

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I've never made a list or counted, so let's see...

197X Yamaha 200 twin (have never been able to figure out what this bike was)
Maybe one of these?
1975 Yamaha RD 200 specifications and pictures

I had an R5 350 [excellent handling and kept up with or out performed most of the 500's of their day], they were the predecessor of the much honoured RD series of Yamaha's.
 

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So far a good mix of ex BMW plus road and trail bike riders, interesting to see if the strom has replaced one or two more preffered models of bike in the long run?
 

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So far a good mix of ex BMW plus road and trail bike riders, interesting to see if the strom has replaced one or two more preffered models of bike in the long run?
Some of my old bikes I'd still like to have in a shed would be;

The postie.
The R5 350 Yamaha.
The Honda CD 175 [frame flexed BIG TIME @ 50mph :yikes: ]
The Honda CB 360
The Honda CB 900F ex police bike
The Suzuki DR 250

Just for old times sake, they were all good [in their own way].
 

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Have been riding for almost 45 years. Started out on a Honda Cub and then a Honda Dream. Moved on to a 1970 250cc Suzuki Scrambler (TS250) in 1970, then to a HD Sportster followed by several Triumph Bonnevilles. Bought a Honda VT1100C Shadow in the early 90's replacing it with a 1989 Honda Pacific Coast in '94. I still own that bike. Bought the Suzuki Wee this year.

I owned several other bikes in the years I have been riding (off road bikes) that I have not listed.
 

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'79 Kawasaki KM100 (new, when I was 11)
'79 Yamaha XS400HS
'78 Yamaha XS400D
'86 Yamaha DT200
'96 Kawasaki ZX6E
'95 Kawasaki Concours
'00 Kawasaki ZRX1100
'02 Suzuki DL1000
 

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1978 Kawasaki KZ650
1981 Kawasaki KZ1100 shaft drive
1983 Honda CB1100F
1989 Yamaha FJ1200
1999 Kawasaki KLR650
2002 Suzuki DL1000
2003 Suzuki DRZ400S
2006 Suzuki DL1000
 
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