Welcome, nice to hear. What cars are in your garage currently?
Well, I have a nice car, but not terribly fun. I have a 2017 BMW540 M-Sport. It was/is more of just my commuter car. I sold my last fun car, a 2009 Z06 seven years ago because it was sitting in the garage most of the time while I was out riding.
I'm anxious to hear about the current motorcycle collection. Jim traded bikes like we trade shoes. That's not really true, though. Although the "time" portion might only be 1 year, the mile figures were always way up there. Last bikes I remember were the 2012 Panigale and the BMW 1600. The ninja was replaced with the s1000r.
Jay got into a harmless, verbal battle with "Victhing". I'm sure you remember him? I sent several pm's to the forum owners asking that they please not ban Jay. He was going through a lot and this rider forum ban would add to his misery....please dont, I pleaded. They had to be tough guys. Jay was banned, and was dead about 7 days later.
You wouldn't think banning one person would shut down a forum, but in this case, it did, This forum is great because I dont believe we have a moderator. We can have an argument, and be friends again three days later.
Roland, you are of course right. I had two 1600s that I put a total of 60,000 miles on. The day after I retired the end of last year I traded for a 2017 (leftover) FJR ES. I know I’m going to rack up a lot of miles on it so I went back to Japanese reliability. I had a 2006 FJR and I always loved them anyway.
Two years ago I traded the S1000R for a Superduke GT. I liked the idea of the performance but with saddlebags and general touring comfort to use it for 3-4 day trips to the Texas Hill country.
While I love the Superduke, I may trade it for the new Ninja 1000 for the same reason I bought the FJR. The Ninja is a pretty much bulletproof bike that I can rack up a lot of miles on. And it now has features that have come to be “must haves” for me.
The Panigale May go to my grave with me when I’m 100 years old. At this point it’s not worth much on a trade and I love the bike. Since I retired it’s not unusual for me to ride it a couple of times a week.