I purchased my first motorycycle in 1987, it was a 1982 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII (I was 16 years old at the time). Bought it of an older guy up my block who used to race in his prime. It needed some work (he had it sitting for years), had a bald rear tire, no front brakes and it took me awhile to get it started (changed the oil, new plugs, filter, etc) and finally got the ole girl to kick over. "Oh boy", I used to fly down residential streets (note to everyone, not a smart thing to do) at 80 miles an hour and brake so hard that I would fish tail her at every stop (LOL). I've had a lot of speed bikes until now and just purchased my first BMW Sport Tourer, but i'll tell ya, i sure miss that ole Kawi. Every so often I see if I can hunt a MKII down but they seem to be either non existent anymore or of musuem quality with a musuem price to match! Maybe one day i'll put er back in my stable, maybe one day...