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2011 Ninja 400. First bike! Was really great for a first ride. Only regret is the shortie Hindle exhaust I slipped on. Absolutely deafening at the level of throttle that little motor demanded.
 

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Yes thats the Bertrand road Bridge Geoff, same one your photo is on, not long after you were there they did the bridge up and now its open to small vehicles to pass over. Its a real iconic bridge and one of the oldest in the North Island. Its not that far from my place.
 

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2011 Ninja 400. First bike! Was really great for a first ride. Only regret is the shortie Hindle exhaust I slipped on. Absolutely deafening at the level of throttle that little motor demanded.
The first "sport" bike I rode was a friend's 2013/2014 Ninja 300 with an ebay exhaust, we traded for a weekend so he could go gravel adventure. Fun little bike! Earplugs were required even when riding near him though, haha.
 

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I’m a fan of those newer ninja 400’s. Would be a fun track bike/commuter.
 

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I have 6 bikes in the garage, 5 of which I rode last week... but as the ask was not including ones I own... it would be the 2006 Harley Davidson Street Rod I traded in for the Duke 790. Moose was a great bike to ride, but after 5 years... I was ready to try something new.

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I’m a fan of those newer ninja 400’s. Would be a fun track bike/commuter.
If I wasn't so cramped on the ninja 400 I would have got one. As it is I have talked 2 friends into them... and will likely get one for my daughter in 2 years for her first street bike. The RC390 provide a much better riding position for a big fat guy like me.
 

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Sold that VTR, relief. No more old bikes, :))
If I wasn't so cramped on the ninja 400 I would have got one.
Jeeze, how tall are ya? I'm six1, and I'm not cramped on it. Prolly get one in a year or two, for commuting, and on twisty track days. Fantasized about getting back into racing one, we'll see..

The V-Rod is one of the few cruisers I ever liked.
 

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My Yamaha MT-10 which was sold in preparation for the purchase of the 790. Hopefully it was a wise choice and only time will tell.
 

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'11 KTM 990 SMT. It was a great commuter, but I sold it when my commute no longer worked with a motorcycle. Now that I'm moving to Italy, I picked up the 790 to be my "euro-explorer".
 

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Current stable of 4 bikes. I've had a '16 Wide Glide, 16 Super Duke and a 16 Kawasaki Versys 650. All good bikes. Obviously not keeper's to me. I see my current 19 Kawasaki Z400 turning into a 890 in the future. But I obviously can be swayed easily by something quick, comfortable & naked.
 

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I have gone thru quite a few bikes in the last 5 years.
2011 Ninja 1000
2014 Yamaha FZ09
2012 Kawi Connie 14
2015 KTM 1190 Adventure S
2015 Kawi Versys 650

I currently own a 2015 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750. A really fun bike except it is waaaaay too tall. It's for sale
And last but not least my new 2020 790 Duke. It was love at first ride and still is.
At 67 years of age, with a bad back, I am pretty sure the little Duke will be my last bike.
 

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Only one I don't have now is the DRZ400
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....And last but not least my new 2020 790 Duke. It was love at first ride and still is.
At 67 years of age, with a bad back, I am pretty sure the little Duke will be my last bike.
Same for me at 73, but knees, not back! I've got a couple of fall-back interests to keep me sane, but nothing can replace the passion of riding, which I've done since 16 years of age. It's been darned good for mental health :D
 
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