I started out in 1971 with a CB350 which I kept until 1975 when I sold it and bought a CB360G. I was riding these bikes to work daily around 50 miles round trip and never had a problem. Actually ran into the rear end of a VW beetle on an on ramp with the CB350 and put a deep V shape crease in his bumper. No damage to the CB but I bought the VW guy a new used bumper for replacement. He stopped on the short entrance ramp unable to merge with fast moving traffic. I was looking over my shoulder gauging the flow of traffic and quickly looked ahead to see where he was and surprise! He was stopped near to the end of the ramp. I locked up those brakes and slid right straight into him. I rode the bike home and learned a valuable lesson that day. I think the CB350 had 15000 miles on it when I sold it. I rode the CB360 without event until 1980 when I sold it and bought a Suzuki GS750C. I rode the GS for four years and threw it away imitating Kenny Roberts on an off ramp. Big damage to the right side engine cases, gas tank and handle bars so the insurance company took it off my hands. The gas tank was $500 on its own. I took a thirty odd year sabatical from bikes until I retired. In 2013 I jumped back into the sport with a 1989 Honda VTR 250 to see if I still had the skills to start riding again. Like I've heard, it's like riding a bicycle-you never forget how to do it. I kept the VTR until parts shortages started popping up on the bike's forum. I traded it for a Honda CB500F in 2014 which I rode for a few thousand miles when the urge to get a bigger bike arose. I bought a Suzuki SVF 650 Gladius in 2014 that was ridden for a few thousand miles and about a year. I heard about the Yamaha FZ07 so tried one out at a Yamaha factory ride event at a dealership not far from home. Instantly amazed at the weight and power of the thing. Forgot ,I traded the Suzuki for an FZ09. Another bike lauded for its weight and power. The test reports didn't really play up the throttle of that bike. I learned it was very twitchy but I could still handle it. After a few months of fighting to keep that FZ09 under control, I traded it for the FZ07. I still have this bike and think it is the greatest. But, I got the itch to see if what they say about the Triumph Street Triple is real so saw a used 2017 675R for sale at a nearby Triumph dealer at a reasonable price. I looked at the finances and pulled the trigger for it. It is all they say and wish I could have bought one a few years ago before my health issues cropped up. I am unable to toss a 400lb. bike around like I used to so traded it in on a CB300R a few days ago. Again I am amazed at the weight of this bike and think it will keep me riding for a few more years.