The rarest, most unusual bike you've ever OWNED

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Al Goodwin, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Al Goodwin

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    Not super rare, but rare enough. 6000 total, 3000 imported to the US. I had 4, one that survived.

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    Currently owned, 5093 made, maybe 2000 imported to the US.

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    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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  11. Al Goodwin

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    I also had one of these Yamaha GTS1000 for 3 years or so...really weird feel, or lack there of, from the front end. Fuel injection, ABS,...ahead of it's time, and priced that way also.

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    Robert Smith

    The Laverda Jota 1000. Nice pic by Robert. My little Laverda, #17-100 in 1981.

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    I've got #42-50 into North America in 1989. World Production 700 that yr.









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    Rollin' does it come in black?

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