The good, the bad & the Fugly

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Bikes of Your Life -

1980 The worst one...

“I owned this 1978 Kawasaki KH250 for a few months. It broke down all the time; once three times in seven miles. I bought a bus pass be­cause of this bike. It col­lapsed on its cen­tre-stand in the garage one day and I just walked away from it.”

2016 The best one...

“18 years on and I still have this Thun­der­cat de­spite sev­eral newer bikes. The de­fin­i­tive Ps-era bike and I have no in­ten­tion of get­ting rid of it. Pil­lion com­fort is top notch and my wife re­fuses to go on more glam­orous, faster bikes in the sta­ble.”

1985 The one that got away...

“My first Pow­er­valve is still strong in my mem­ory, as much for the time in my life that it rep­re­sented as for its tech­ni­cal abil­i­ties. It is still on the DVLA data­base to this day, al­though on SORN, and was Mot’d as re­cently as 2011.”

2015 The cur­rent one...

“My 1994 Kawasaki Zephyr 550 was cus­tomised in a sin­gle day by me and my friends from Twisted Iron. I also have a stan­dard 1990 ver­sion of the same bike.”

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