The good, the bad & the Fugly

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - In Your Shed -

1991 The worst one...

“I’d told the mag­is­trate when I was in court over speed­ing on my GPZ900R that I’d sold it be­cause it was a bit scary. I bought this 1990 Har­ley-david­son 1200 Sport­ster in­stead. My mis­take was try­ing to ride it like a Ja­panese bike and third gear ex­ploded .”

1992 The best one...

“An MCN swap ad saw me trade my Har­ley 1200 Sport­ster for this 1990 Kawasaki ZXR750 and £300 my way. I met the bloke at a ser­vices and he left his girl­friend as col­lat­eral while he went for a test ride. This bike was way bet­ter than me.”

2000 The one that got away...

“My 1979 Kawasaki Z900 is the one I wish I still had, even if the cracked wheels gave me a bit of a fright at first. Peo­ple com­plain about the han­dling of th­ese but I didn’t think it was too bad at all. Maybe the brakes could have been bet­ter.”

2018 The cur­rent one...

“It’s taken a lot of work to get it up to this stan­dard, how­ever. One ad­van­tage of be­ing a sin­gle par­ent is that you can use the oven to cure paint on bar­rels and the like. Al­though the kids com­plain that din­ner tastes a bit funny the next day.”

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