Started with bicycles and BMX racing. I was terrified of motorcycles until I was about 10. My dad pretty much forced me to ride a Honda Passport 50 that one of his friends bought his daughter. After about 5 minutes on it I was HOOKED. My first bike was a 71' Yamaha JT1 Mini-Enduro 60 that he picked up at a garage sale...and I've been on them ever since. I learned how to work on them with that Yami also. Since that 60 enduro I have owned and ridden:
1978 Yamaha GT80A Enduro (the JT1 was faster)
1986 Honda Spree (dont laugh..it was wheels and I was 15)
1978 Honda CM185T Twinstar (the original Honda Rebel)
1973 Honda CB500K (inline 4..not that fast but sounded like it..my dads old bike)
went for about 2-3 years without a bike then stumbled upon this:
1983 Honda CB1000 Custom. Shaft drive, disc brakes all around, DOHC, HEAVY, and FAST for what it was. I had it up to 140 once. I crashed this one but not too bad...and learned to respect 2 wheels in the process. After my crash (totally my fault) I repaired the bike and sold it at my parents urging. I went for about 4-5 years before I got another street bike.
1987 Yamaha YZ125.
1986 Cagiva WMX125....MONEY PIT
1983 Honda VF750C (V45 Magna). My father found it rotting in someones backyard in 2001. I paid 100 bucks for it. After spending about 400 getting it back into usable condition I was back into motorcycles and it took roughly 4 months to decide cruisers were not for me.
1985 Yamaha YZ250
1999 Honda CBR1100xx. I LOVE it. Fast, handles, looks good, comfortable on long trips, gets good mileage, fuel injected. What more could you want.
1995 Honda CBR600F3...got a good deal on it and had to deal with a minor title issue..got it about 3 weeks after the XX. Fun, agile, damn good handling. I decided I liked the 1100 better so I sold it.
1992 Honda CBR600 F2...again...got a good deal on it but sold it almost immediately.
1990 Suzuki RMX250---picture an RM250 motocross bike with a headlight and taillight...its FAST AS HELL!
1992 Kawasaki KDX200...the swiss army knife of dirt bikes..it does EVERYTHING well.
1994 Honda CBR600F2..ditto..same story.
Every time I get on the bikes I am still learning . Its a neverending process.