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Motorcycle Bragging Rights - Brand Loyalty

Joined
Jul 29, 2018
Messages
128
Location
Boerne, TX
I have owned a lot of Hondas, 3 KLR’s, 2 Buells, 4 Triumphs in a row, and now a BMW R1150GS concurrently with my last Triumph a Tiger 800XC. I like Harley Davidson and BMW customer support so those pretty the two brands I foresee owning in the future and probably not Harley dues to expense and already went through my cruiser phase. So yeah only BMW in the future.
 

GLFlyer

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Joined
Jun 15, 2018
Messages
94
Location
Arlington
No brand loyalty per se...

Currently in the Garage:

  1. Suzuki GSXR750 for race/track
  2. Honda Goldwing for sport touring
  3. Yamaha XT1200Z (Tenere) for Dual Sport/ADV
  4. Yamaha YZ426F for dirt fun
  5. Kinda mine, but not really... My daughter's first "big bike": Suzuki SV650
  6. Also, still have that Yamaha Zuma 50F hanging around too
I will say that I'm fairly loyal to Honda Goldwings for 2up touring. Don't think I'll change on that anytime soon. Goldwings have been in my family for years.
 
Joined
Feb 13, 2008
Messages
4,622
Location
Jennings,La.
Wow! Come on memory you got work to do!
Started with a '56 Harley 165 in '58
'56 Alstate 175 in '59
'59 Triumph in '60
'47 Knucklehead, '49 FL and 51 EL in '67
'69 Norton 750 Commando in '70
'72 Yamaha 250 DT2 in '72
'72 Honda 750 K2 in '73
Then came Kawasaki Green Streak Flattracker/ Suzuki TM250/ Bultaco JPR 250/ Suzuki RM250
Yamaha XT500, XS 650, XV920RH
'77 Suzuki GS 750 fours 2 of them
'92 KLR 650
'95 BMW R11GS
'97 BMW R11R
DR 350se 2 of them DRZ 400 SE DR 650 SE
'00 KLR 650 < still have 51K miles
'02 BMW R1150GS
'07 Suzuki DL 1000
'07 Suzuki 1250S Bandit. < still have 91 K miles.
Been a good life for sure.
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Joined
May 6, 2003
Messages
1,661
Location
Ada, OK
I have owned Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and a Bridgestone 90. In my younger days it was a Honda SL175 and then a n XL250 that got me through high school and work in the 70s. Then I bought a new '78 Kawasaki 650, then an 81 KZ1000J, then a 96 GPZ (ZX1100E). in those years I owned a VF750, FJ1100 and a 1200S Bandit. My best bike by far was my 81 KZ1000J. I put the most miles on my GPZ, 100K. Right now I would say my brand loyalty is Kawasaki. I currently specialize in Kawasaki ATV/UTV products in my shop.
 
Joined
Jan 10, 2008
Messages
241
Location
Tyler, Texas
I came to BMW in 2000 from Goldwings (3). Thanks Robert K!
I have put 494,000 miles on the 4 BMWs....2 K1200LTs and 2 R1200RTs.

I am a total BMW person now and yes I do have BMW poster and a clock in the garage.

Ron
 
Joined
Jan 8, 2009
Messages
167
Location
Paradise
11 Kawasakis
3 Hondas
1 Ducati
1 H-D
1 Triumph

My favorite color is Kawasaki green, most of the dealers I don't like. I like my H-D mostly because it is simple to work on and the dealer actually stocks most of the parts I've needed for it. I like the Triumph because I haven't had to wrench on it yet. Either of those may convert me in time, we will see. I am eyeing another Honda now, just don't want to deal with another **** dealer.
 
Joined
Feb 1, 2005
Messages
2,770
Location
Clear Lake
I am shocked at the number of bikes here. In 15 years I've had one each of a Suzuki, Honda, Triumph and now an Aprilia. That's it. And the Honda I bought to fix up and flip...(and i only lost $1000 doing so!)
 
Joined
Jan 8, 2009
Messages
167
Location
Paradise
I am shocked at the number of bikes here. In 15 years I've had one each of a Suzuki, Honda, Triumph and now an Aprilia. That's it. And the Honda I bought to fix up and flip...(and i only lost $1000 doing so!)
I hate selling bikes, because I don't like dealing with people. It is easier to just run the bikes into the ground. Disclaimer on my number-for awhile KDX200's were so cheap it was easier to buy another used one than to source the parts to rebuild the engine or bother with splitting the cases.
 

Tourmeister

Keeper of the Asylum
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Joined
Feb 28, 2003
Messages
45,755
Location
Huntsville
I am shocked at the number of bikes here. In 15 years I've had one each of a Suzuki, Honda, Triumph and now an Aprilia. That's it. And the Honda I bought to fix up and flip...(and i only lost $1000 doing so!)
How many bass guitars have you had... :ponder:
 

h2000fb

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Joined
Nov 21, 2006
Messages
2,337
Location
Crawford, TX
I have had a little over 30 bikes since 1969.
Don’t remember them all, but remember these brands:

Bridgestone
Yamaha
Suzuki
Honda
Harley Davidson
Kawasaki
Triumph
BMW

The one I have had the longest – 14 years and still have it. 2005 BMW 1200RT
 
Joined
Oct 15, 2017
Messages
75
Location
Brenham
I've had:

1971 Honda Trail 90
2006 Yamaha XT225
1999 Honda Magna 750
2005 Victory Vegas 8-ball

So 2 Hondas, a Yamaha, and a Victory. The only bike I have left is the Victory, though I am in the market for a Trail 90.
 
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