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  1. #106
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    would easily be a 650 urual with a sidecar, i hopped straight off a ducati 748R onto this old beast... totally overshot the first corner, luckily i was turning right and the road continued .. i rode the ol girl to the top of the takaka hill and back down, pretty exciting having no brakes and the sidecar come off the ground!

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    For me it was my Yamaha RZ500, Full on Love by 2nd gear!

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    The 1984 model Yamaha IT 490 that my Dad had back in the early 1990s. Ruddy awesome. Torquey for a 2 stroke and kept on pulling. A real 'Man I'm alive!' kind of bike.
    Navy Boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugilite View Post
    For me it was my Yamaha RZ500, Full on Love by 2nd gear!
    Yeah a mate's RZ500 was kinda neat. My RZ500 twin needs some road time going properly. 100hp circa 140kg.
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    mach 3, power of a 175 up to 6000 then power of a 750, fun in the wet I can tell you. And try stopping that with two drum brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanken2 View Post
    mach 3, power of a 175 up to 6000 then power of a 750, fun in the wet I can tell you. And try stopping that with two drum brakes.
    I take it you are talking about the Kawasaki Mach III - H1 500 triple 2-stroke, right...!!!
    My very first 3 bikes were an S2 350 triple, then the H1-B 500 (Mach III - with points), then the Mach IV 750 H2-B...
    The S2 gave me a "thrill" when I was able to get off it - and realize I was still alive. Handling was non existent. Still loved it...
    The 500 H1 just gave the scariest thrills,, all speed and no handling. Still loved the bike though...
    The 750 H2 gave the the biggest thrill to get on and open the throttle - It was a rocket ship. I loved it for the couple of years I had it...

    Then I bought a Suzuki GS-1000 and instantly fell out of love with the 2-stroke triples, and that was only 100 yards from the shop where I bought it. Once I hit the motorway, it was motorcycle heaven...

    The BIGGEST overall thriller was undoubtedly the Suzuki GS-1000, because it was my first 4-stroker and the difference between 2 & 4-strokers was so unbelievable - huge torque everywhere, just open the throttle and away you go,, 1000cc of horsepower,, much better mileage,, so comfortable,, so smooth,, handled brilliantly,, even the the extra weight was not really noticeable. What "wasn't" there to love about this bike - nothing...

    ManyRevs

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    Being tow started by a Trabant in Karl Marxstad on my 1970 BMW R75/5 with sidecar in sub zero temps, sliding around the road whilst hoping the rather keen driver would stop when I got it started.
    Almost every minute of riding a 500cc Royal Enfield Bullet on Indian roads.
    Riding my BMW R65 around Paeroa last feb.
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