Post by belgiumreporter on Jul 29, 2020 8:39:30 GMT -5
When going through some boxes in the attick i've found these old photographs. They are the only pictured left from the bikes (and the Alfa-Romeo ) i used to own back in the seventies.
There's this double feeling that if only i would have taken some more shots, but as these are analogue (paper) copies they have survived. Would they have been digital, like so many early digital shots i've made on diffrent media chanses are trhey would have been lost forever due to non compatible media types, forgotten back-ups crashed hard drives and so on.
For those interested The red Norton is a street race adapted 650 Dominator in the back is my white Alfa Romeo duetto spider and the green Triumph with my son on it is a 750 Tiger. I would have liked that i still owned the car and the bikes rather than the photographs but who wouldn't? Anyway the photographs help me remembering exactly how they looked as memories tend to fade harder than photographs.
Belgiumreporter: You are certainly right about memories fading faster than photographs! I never had a fine British motorcycle (or even a beat-up one). I did have a Yamaha and a BMW in my misspent youth. Fortunately, I trapped some memories of the BMW on paper and a PDF file attached >>> HERE.
Post by yashica1943 on Aug 5, 2020 15:07:13 GMT -5
I owned a few motorcycles and scooters,including a NSU Quick 50, a Honda 400/4, the biggest owned was a Honda VT500, excellent bike, but I rode BMW 750's and 800's for a job for about 14 years. In that time I had tested several big Norton, Triumph, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Cagiva, Suzuki and Moto Guzzi.
Favourite at the time was the original Kawasaki 900 - amazing.
Later I tested a Cagiva 750 Elefant wonderful comfortable ride - still have the sales brochure, should have bought it.
One of the memorable rides was on the first Honda Gold Wing ever imported into Britain leading to my first ton down the M3 when it was a relatively quiet motorway. One of the unusual ones was a Moto Rumi Scooter and the rare BMW K1 (not at the same time).
Oh, and I nearly forgot, several hundred miles on a Honda 750 automatic gearbox bike and the same on a Honda CB 400 auto! Ithink that the auto Hondas had been tuned for less speed and more torque, if I remember correctly they had two gears, you started off in first gear then top gear would be used nearly all the time, they seemed to be aimed at motorcycle couriers, not enthusiasts because the were not fun to ride, just efficient.
I also used to borrow a Honda CX500, again better than expected and efficient.
A short trip on a Kawasaki Turbo 650 - terrifying.
My Yamaha 250 two stroke twin was interesting and thirsty.