Bikes I've Ridden - With Brief Impressions!

In an effort to keep track of all the bikes I've ever swung a leg over, I have started this page. The format is as follows:
Name:
When:
Where:
Notes:
Bikes are in chronological riding order. I hope to keep updating it with more bikes.





Suzuki TU-250X
Rode August 3 2013
Too Cool Motorcycle School
First bike I ever rode. 

Honda CBR 250R
Rode August 4 2013
Too Cool Motorcycle School
Second bike I ever rode. 

Kawasaki EX250 Ninja
Rode August 4 2013
Too Cool Motorcycle School
Third bike I ever rode. Rode for the on-road portion of the class and for the test prep. Rode similar for road test.

Yamaha XT250
Rode August 4 2013
Too Cool Motorcycle School
Briefly rode in the parking lot. Hard seat. Seemed tall at the time. 

2003 Suzuki SV650S
Owned 2014-2015
Calgary
First bike I owned. Bought in winter of 2014, rode until spring of 2015. Excellent starting bike. Very comfortable. Occasional keeping running when wet suspect coil was on way out. Great handling. Rode to work almost every day summer 2014. Would buy again for a track bike.

2008 GSX-650F
Rode 2014-2015
Calgary
Dad's first bike.

Kawasaki KLR650
Rode December 26 2014
Hawaii Aventure Rentals
Fun bike. Very vibratey. Felt tall. Seat very hard (and it was an aftermarket seat!)Analog gauges. No fuel indicator. Likes to be ridden in low revs.


Suzuki V-Strom DL-650
December 26 2014
Hawaii Adventure Rentals
Rode in Hawaii as well with the KLR. Much smoother. Perfect bike for cruising Hawaii. 

1975 A100
Owned 2015-Present
Calgary
Project bike. Only ridden around the block. Dad used to have one.

2008 Suzuki V-Strom DL650
Owned 2015-Present
Calgary
Third bike I owned. Excellent tourer. Adequate on the dirt. Wouldn't take it on much more than a gravel road but did do off road academy with Too Cool. Rode to San Fran and discovered that this is the PERFECT bike for a trip like that. Super comfortable. Does everything pretty well.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 
2015
Calgary
Dad's second bike.

2016 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 883 
Summer 2015
Test Our Metal at Kane's Harley Davidson
This was a sportster with mid-controls. Very narrow tank with nowhere to grip with knees. Mid controls put my knees around my ears. Fun to ride a real Harley though. All low end power. Feels sluggish.

2016 Harley Davidson Dyna Fat Bob 
Summer 2015
Test Our Metal at Kane's Harley Davidson
Way more comfy (and way cooler) than the Iron 883. Big ass tank. Matte black and red. Very cool. Forward controls made the bike seem a lot less cramped then the sporster. Out of the 2, this is what I'd buy.

Yamaha ttr125
Summer 2015
Taste the Dirt
Fun. Very small and hard to stand up on but a good  learning platform.

Yamaha ttr230
Summer 2015
Taste the Dirt
Funner. Bigger than the 125 in stature. More power. 

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