My current bikes are a 2009 Harley-Davidson Crossbones, a 2003 Harley-Davidson xl Sportster, and a custom built Electric Motorcycle.
Kinda, but I tend to see the motorcycle I want hidden beneath the stock machine.
Harley Crossbones has a 1584CC OHV V TWIN Engine.
I’m definitely a petrol head, but have built a custom electric motorcycle as well. I Did it to show that electric motorcycles don’t have to be copies of petrol engined motorcycles, but can have a totally different look.
First bike was a Vespa 90 Scooter, I loved that bike and it’s still around Galway today. Made lots of friends on Scooters back then, and a lot of them are still riding motorcycles/scooters.
Gone through a lot of bikes, first ‘real’ bike was an RD 350. Been riding Harleys since 1991.
Drove Route 66 on a Harley in 2002 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital, which was amazing. In 1994, a group of us joined a Harley HOG tour of the Pyrenees from Montpelier to Biaritz, again amazing. Would also love to Ride Pacific Highway 1 in America or along the Amalfi Coast in Italy.
Passenger for any journey has to be my wife Kathy.
Passengers I hate would be anybody who says “motorcycles are dangerous!” The most dangerous thing on a motorcycle is the nut behind the handlebars, and car drivers not looking in their mirrors.
I can’t wear earphones on a motorcycle, I prefer to hear the motor. But most motorcyclists have what’s called the Highway Jukebox. It works like this — as you’re driving along, nice day, going nowhere, just out for a cruise, a song will just pop into your head. Could be anything, doesn’t matter, that’s the Highway Jukebox.
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