Thursday, May 5, 2011
I saw two very beautiful motorcycles just an hour or two back when coming out of a store (not the Evil Empire) after a bit of grocery shopping. These bikes were eye catching to say the least. I noted that both were powered by a "V" type engine and looked very much American made. They were not. I enjoy bikes and have never once owned a Harley or one of the other American made bikes. I have always owned "go fast" machines, the last being a Honda Nighthawk 650. It has been a while as you can tell. I have always liked straight four machines and find it rather odd that Honda, Suzuki, etc. are copying the less than stellar power plant of a "Hog." I don't know, one day I may get a Harley to feed my inner Bandido, but likely if I buy another bike I will look for a restored Z1 or perhaps try to find another Nighthawk 650 (not to be confused with the 700, or any other of the "Nighthawks" that Honda put on the market). Come to think of it I wouldn't mind finding a mint two stroke RD400 Daytona Special or maybe a Kawasaki Spectre. Those were some machines.