#10: Confessions of a closet cruiser fan
My very first motorcycle (above picture) was a so called soft cruiser, a Yamaha Virago 250, as a matter of fact not so much different from what I am riding today: a Harley Davidson Sportster 883.
I used to be a restless traveler between different marques and types of motorcycles, undecided and unwilling to settle for one specific style, although there was a certain pattern.
When I purchased my Nella, the F650GS dual purpose Beemer, I thought for a while that I had found what I was looking for. I liked the bike very much, it was a very practical bike and served all my needs. But is was just another fling, and when it was over I was left with nice memories, yet no regret of letting it go.
Speaking of pattern however, in retrospective, I always liked vintage bikes and naked bikes the most. Since my technical skills are limited (as are time and willingness for wrenching), a real classic bike was out of the question, which left me with only two options readily available on the Canadian market: The Triumph Bonneville or the Harley Davidson Sportster, another model which has been continuously updated but basically kept the same over many decades.
My first choice became the Sportster. First and foremost because you get a lot of bike at very reasonable cost, and the dealer network is awesome. The Sporty is retro pure, has many aftermarket farkles to add, and it offers the style I like the most. A classy bike! My Rover will be the first bike I am going to modify (or better: will have professionally modified)... maybe to resemble the new 'old' 72 look.
Pic from interweb