(Triumph Tiger Cub 1957)and by the only new bike I ever had, (GT 250 1974 mine was green, can only find pic of red)) and the bike I wish I still had Gt 750 1974 (Both 73 models)
First Bike I ever rode...
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Mine was a puch 50 with pedals and a massive screen. Oh the joy of de-coking the exhaust inards every couple of months in a biscuit tin with some petrol and a match... On hill starts had to pedal like mad to get going.
When I eventually got my Honda SS50 thought I was the mutts nuts, and then the 125 seemed like I was Barry Sheen.
my firtst bike
off the road age 8 was a three wheeler chuffin thing was all over the place.....on the road age 16 my first ever bike was a white AR50 kawasaki it caught fire in i did well out of the insurance so my folks went i got me a brand new bike i remember that feeling, so great and its the only brand new bike i have ever owned.
I had a Kawa KH250 and would race my mate on his GT lovely series of bikes I always wanted the Water bottle but never did. The only GT I owned was an aging 500 in Holland - blew the piston rings a week before I was to ride to ride it home!
'WHO CARES WE NEVER WIN...........'
Kawasaki KE100 in lime green . It was 2 years old when I bought it in 1985 .
I was 17 and my parents insisted that I did the Star rider course if I wanted the bike . First day on a bike was October 11th , passed part one test December 4th and passed part two in the following March . So I sold the KE and bought a Suzuki GSX250 .
They were my glory days " />
Wealthy! u must be joking.Before the GT 250 i had several heap of shite mopeds. I didn't want a fizzie etc, I wanted to wait for a "proper bike" I nearly killed myself on it! . My mum paid half and signed as guarentor (GT 250)
The cub belonged to Kevin, my best mate, and he taught me to ride it (aged 11) He died on one similar a few years later....
The GT 750 was ace, I have owned 4 altogether, but that one (k model) was the best. I met my missus cos of that bike!" />
mention that word on here again bloody vespa tut tut tut
Oh I know...
Still wadda crazy thing it was.
It would of been a Suzuki Van Van if i had more cash.
bike I ever went on was one of my sisters ex boyfriends kawasaki 250 scorpion and loved it..
The first bike i rode was a honda NSR125RR man that was a shits and giggles bike..
**first bike on the road **
AFTER my test
FZ Cracking looking bike.
was my first bike. Bought it for £10 in 1966 and it came in two cardboard boxes plus the frame. One week later my first ever ride was for its MOT which cost 7/6d (38p) Dave.
**things have movedon ..for the better **
i think it was 38cc with pedels
me first proper [legal] bike was a cb 200 with cable operated disk brake
would have been more effective to have a brick on the rear seat tied toa cloths line tied to the rear fender
still it got me around ..me and me m8 wrapped bacon around the manifolds wrapped around it with the old heavy tinfoil .....we discoverd around 12 mile s was the optimun distance for agood butty
First Road Bike
My first road going bike was a Garelli Tiger Cross Special in '76, in the matt black and red. All my mates had Fizzies and the bike would wlak all over them. Only thing was I was a knob and wheelied it over a bridge into a telegraph pole showing how clever I was when it was only a few weeks old. Rode home with handle bars twisted, bashed them straight and kept it til I was 17, then upgraded to a norton 850 Interpol! Had to be one better then all me mates on their CB200's!
having read the full post PROPERLY this time ,the first bike I rode for any length of time was a TS125ER then an RXS100 up to my test ,then the FZ ,(sorry U2BF t'aint a pic of my FZ ,mine was a bit tattier ,but yeah was a good bike for it's time ,just the 20valve head a pain when doing clearances .)
Still a nice bike. " />
I first rode the cub when I was 11- it seemed massive then!
First legal proper bike was the GT 250 but I had loads of old bangers up the fields from age 11 till 16
The 3 I listed were the most iconic of my biking life.