Twin wins. He braved wind, rain, a puncture and the Brussels ring-road. He missed out on a greasy breakfast. But was Ian Kerr down-hearted by his experience with an R1100RT?
How did you get started with motorcycles – how/when did you learn to ride, and what was your first bike?: First bike I rode was a BSA Bantam, first bike I owned was a 1970-ish YAMAHA RT1 360 trail bike which was a beast, should have turned me off bikes for life, but it didn't. Many bikes later I am still riding them.
What bikes do you currently own? Are they riders or projects?:
1972 BMW R75/5
1975 Honda CB400F
1976 BMW R90S
2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650
You have $25,000 to spend on anything in the world of motorcycles - 1 new bike, several old bikes, track days, a trip, you name it. How do you spend it?: BMW R69S
What is your favorite part of a motorcycle to work on, and what tips or tricks do you have that would help the rest of us with that part?: Servicing, I am a reluctant mechanic, but blunder my way through, I was a fitter by profession.
There are also some nice details on sportier versions of these bikes within this article: BMW K100, Harley FXST Softail and Suzuki GS1150.