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Greetings to one and all from me and my 2011 Light met` grey R1200R. We live in England but try and ride wherever there's a road. I am also a Canadian citizen although I've never resided there. I have a big extended family in Toronto and Cobourg, Ont. and many friends in Nova Scotia.
I've been at this biker thing since 1968 so I've almost got the hang of it. The more memorable of my prior machinery (oldest first) includes:
Honda 65 We all have to learn somehow, but boy was that a tough old motor. Honda CB250 (`68 model, tres rapid on the straight and barking mad on the barely dampest of bends until I twigged that the original Bridgestones were 90% nylon:eek: - boy they kept quiet about those buggers. 3 drops later and I fitted Avon Speedmaster Mk 2's, which I partially attribute to me still being here). BSA B40: A 350 singleRoad it to The Ace Cafe in the year it closed. The spoon for the sugar was chained to the counter. Honda CB125:My London commuter. Possibly the greatest single cylinder 125 engine ever made. Rickman Metisse: Had a 150 cc Zundapp motor. All terrain, all pain, all or nothing. Honda CB 200: Zzzzzzzz. BSA Barracuda: A short, unreliable, but sweet relationship. Honda CB250RS: 250 single and a brilliant piece of work. Suzuki 250GSX: Got it 3rd hand in 1980 and I know it's still running. Yamaha XS650 US Custom: Like an old Bonneville, without oil leaks. Wish I still had it. Harley Davidson Heritage Softail::cool: 1450 `twin cam`motor. Nice. Harley Davidson Road King::eek:1450 twin cam. Made for crossing America and a well mannered behemoth. Apart from the XR's and the `Rods, I think this is the best `riders` bike in their range. BMW R1150GS: Alongside the Road King in my garage, this techno marvel, despite looking like it was put together in a tumble drier, was a totally stonking bike that I rode in all weathers, all year round without so much as a blown light bulb. Now its just the R1200R which, as we all know, is the most dynamic piece of kit.
Cheers for now.
PS: I regretted parting with all of the others (except the 200 Honda ;))
 

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Hey hogday, welcome to the forum,
That's a great list of bikes up to the harleys, but by getting yourself an R1200R in grey you are forgiven.
 

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Hi Hoshiko, Cheers for the rsvp and your forgiveness. Had a great weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Found myself admiring a 500 Vincent in the paddock. Looked round and there stood by me was the man who raced it. A Mr John Surtees. I was speechless.
 

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wow,what a list of bikes.
welcome to the r1200r club ,not necessary silver tops .
This year of bunch of us will going to Phillip Island GP race , leaving Sydney .
about 1000 kms ( 700 miles for the imperialist )and a few twisties along the way , and in October here the weather is mighty fine , Spring so some
lovely riding temps.
Keep on flat tweening .

cheers
Loic
 

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Hi Hoshiko, Cheers for the rsvp and your forgiveness. Had a great weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Found myself admiring a 500 Vincent in the paddock. Looked round and there stood by me was the man who raced it. A Mr John Surtees. I was speechless.
That's awesome, I wish (we all do) you had a camera with you.
 

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The guy who sold me my previous bike (Road King) was Paul "Loopy" Lewis, multi times Aussie motorcycle champion. He's returned to Aus now. Used to occasionally challenge anyone to a race round Mallory Park (and put up £20grand stake money) on a bike of their choice, as long as it had road tyres and the rider didn't hold a race licence - he would ride a Harley of his choice. I've seen him powerslide a Dyna. No one took him up on it!
 
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