Yeah, it was! Of course my parents knew nothing about motorcycles other than that I'd been pestering them about one for years. Haha. I'd been fascinated by them from my earliest memory of seeing one when I was 2 1/2 - 3 yo. And back in those days information about such things wasn't as easy to get as today unless you knew people in the know. So, they took me to the closest dealership to our home town for a look. I liked the XR75 best because it looked more aggressive. One like this was sitting right beside the XL70: I still think that XR75 looks cool as hell! That would have likely been the better bike overall as it was lighter, and came with knobbie tires. The engine is also different as it has a more vertical cylinder. I'm not sure what else was different mechanically, or what the performance differences were, although I would assume it was geared differently and likely made a bit more power. But my parents liked that the XL had full street equipment and was "legal". Kinda odd thing to consider for an 11 year old that was still several years from getting a license. My dad also liked that it was a four-stroke over some of the two stroke models we were shown. So, that's what they (we) picked out. And who was I to complain? And in the end, the fact that it was "street legal" most likely allowed them to somehow justify letting me ride it on the streets around the house, which in turn is what gave me that first taste of freedom and adventure. The rest as they say, is history... Dual sporting has always been in my blood, I guess. And while the XL70 would do a touch over an indicated, 55-60mph I'm sure the two stroke TC90 was a bit quicker. Not familiar with them but it looks like it would have been a cool bike!