In the 1990's I had a VX800. My friend gave it to me when he became to ill to ride.
After he passed away I stayed off bikes from 1996 to 2003. But the bug bit me again and in 2003 and I bought an old Diversion and hated it. A few months later I traded it in for a Yamaha Bulldog. A solid bike but all bark and no bite. There then followed a couple of TMax scooters. No photos of these remain due to PC blow up and no back up (ugh)
Then in 2009 I bought a 1250 Bandit
In 2010 I felt I need something lower that would be easier to get on and off. So here is my 2010 M800
I liked the M800 so much that in 2011 I got greedy for more oomph and so I traded the Bandit and the M800 for an M1500
Not wanting to ride it in the winter I bought this K9 V-Strom:
and six months later in March 2012 I traded the V-Strom for a 750 GSR:
An hour after this photo was taken I was knocked off it and it was written off and I was in hospital.
In June 2012 as soon a I recovered enough I went back to the shop and bought the same bike again. Here is Zebedee:
After 4000 miles I found it was too painful leaning forward on my damaged hand so I traded it in for another V-Strom. This time I bought the 1000 cc model:
I Liked the bike but yet again I realised it was a bit too big and heavy for me as so in August 2013 I traded it in for the new 650 V-Strom:
The 1500 was still sitting in the garage. It was fast with bags of torque but although similar to the M800 if was painful to ride any distance. With my feet out on the pegs and the flattish handlebars I was bent into a "U" shape. (turn the "U" through 90 degrees clockwise). In May 2014 and the roads seeming to get lumpier these days I found it too uncomfortable to ride. I got some compensation for my injuries in late 2013 and this came in handy to pay off what I owed on the V-Strom and with some left over cash I traded the M1500 in for this 2014 Kawaskai 1000SX :
So I have the V-Strom sitting in the garage next to the Kawasaki SX and my mind wandered off to the Cruiser style to give me three different bikes to ride as the mood takes me. I looked into and emptied the compensation pot and bought this 2014 C800 L4:
Is it greedy to have three bikes? I've been riding bikes since 1965 and most of them have been commuters and rat bikes.
I have no money left, but hey ! there are no pockets in a shroud.