The Perfect Motorcycle Essay

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The Perfect Motorcycle

As long as I can remember, I have always been interested in cars, trucks, and other gear-head type stuff. I think I have liked automotive things because my dad is very mechanical and has taught my brother and I more about cars than we really need to know. Luckily in the past few years I have also taken an interest in motorcycles. This began shortly before my sixteenth birthday when I found out that my brother had secretly acquired one and was keeping it at a friends house. As the story goes, my brother Mike noticed an old rusty bike leaning against a shed in someones yard when he was driving around with one of his friends in our truck. Mike asked the man who lived there if he would be willing to part with the
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I like to think that through my two and a half years of riding, I have become less of an amateur rider and more of an amateur motorcycle connoisseur. I know that I have learned a lot about old motorcycles, their technology, and the evolution of the modern motorcycle, and while there are many riders who have more experience, knowledge, and financial backing, I think I am off to a pretty good start. I have gone from my own first, the Honda CM400A, to my current pride, the Honda CB900F, and I have no intentions of stopping with that. Though there are several contenders for most-desired-bike in my eyes, the next motorcycle that I would like to purchase is a Honda CX500TC.

I am sure that a lot of motorcyclists would think I am crazy for preferring to buy an old motorcycle compared to purchasing a new one. New motorcycles are faster, prettier, more reliable, and more valuable on the average. From my perspective, I believe that many older motorcycles have a lot more character than many of the new bikes. I also enjoy that when I ride down the highway, it would be quite rare for me to see another CB900F on the roadin fact, Im pretty sure I never have. The major reason, however, to purchase an older motorcycle is the price. When it comes to money, I am often quite stingy and when I do decide to

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