Now I don't feel so bad for owning a bunch of old motors. If me liking the looks of older bikes versa the crop of new ones makes me old fashioned well I guess that's the way it will be. I was at Cycle Gear on Sunday and one of the young men behind the counter flipped out over my '02 ZX9R. Had to come out and take pictures and wanted to know all about it (it's like taking pictures of a dinosaur - Jurassic Park come to life). His Kawasaki Z900 was in the parking lot. I made the mistake of telling him I didn't much care for naked bike since they look like insects to me before I knew that was his Z900 - oops. He took it as all good.I still own my 1974 Z-1 900. Hasn't turned a tire since autumn of 1995. 72,000+ miles on its meter.
I still ride my 1989 KX500-E1, rode it twice last week!!
My wife owns a '73 G4TR & a '80 KZ550 LTD.
I have a lot of people tell me how much they like the looks and color of the ZX9R. A young man told me he really likes my "Choose Life don't touch my bike" brake reservoir sock. It's a fun motor to be around. I've received several thumbs up while riding.
Just got back from going to Teriyaki Madness for lunch on the Yamaha XV920 Virago. That motor is like riding a la-z-boy lounge chair. Way too much fun. Goin' to Cycle Gear's Tuesday night ride night tonight on the KLR. Next time I'll go on the Transalp.