As my bike was when I first bought it...
1987 Yamaha FZX750
This rare bike is also known as a "Baby V-Max", it was a
concept bike in the mid 80's and only available in Australia as an import.
Consequently, there are only about 40 of these here.
My bike is the 'restricted' model, built for rider
training in Japan. "Restricted" meaning that it should only go up to 180
km/h! and a red light comes on when I hit 80 km/h... Mine has been derestricted
and although I have no interest in hitting the top speeds, I have heard that
it sits very comfortably at over 180 km/h. The engine is the Genesis and
has 20 valves.
For a lot of information about these bikes and to look
at the way they can be modified, check out the links on the left. There are
some really interesting sites..
This page is more about 'happy snaps' of me
Here are my bike and a friend hanging out in
the back yard..
The keen observer will notice that I have changed the
mirrors and bars on mine. Now I can see past my shoulders and I like the
upward energy of the additions..
My ex-partner's bike was a 2001 Virago 250. She has been
riding for over 14 years, but had a break from it and wanted a small bike
to get back into riding again.. Very wise! Also she taught me to ride on
it. It's a real cutie!! Now she has upgraded to a Ducati Monster. Fantastic bike!
Here's my baby just after getting all the chrome, forks
and wheels professionally polished and a new rear tyre. This reminds me
of a fashion model, grunge shot..
Although I always say that the FZX is my
first bike, I swapped a painting for a Vespa ET2 a few years ago and that
is how I ended up on 2 wheels... Here is my real first bike, which I rode
for about 18 months before learning to ride a 'real' bike...