Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
Just a case of where you are on your motorcycle journey in life,even by 1970 I'd very quickly worked out if you want your motorcycling to be riding and not fixing it you better make sure it has 'Made in Japan' on it,but after 30 years I'd had enough,ridden one Jap 4 you've ridden e'm all,very latest R1 excepted,by 2000 I ran a BM and a Triumph both crude in comparison to anything Japanese but neither could be discribed as bland,and for travelling a distance on holiday still rate our much modified Tiger as the best bike I've owned in 44 years of biking
I still have those two bikes and bought another BM in 09(the K),the same year I also bought an XT660X,the first Jap bike I ridden in 9 years,pheww I'd forgotten how good the Japanese are at making bikes even if they are bland!!!