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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Advice on Vintage Sport Bike- Late 80's early 90's


I just got into motorcycles but I have been running and collection cool and fast toys for a while.

I bought an 2015 883 Sportster HD IRON from a friend as a 'starter bike' (and a customization project) and have taken a course on riding already. I don't want to buy some insane power bike and go out and kill myself but I want to learn and appreciate some of these models in a mature fashion from both an esthetic and practical standpoint.

I am particularly interested, from a purely "esthetic and design/ growing up thought they were cool" standpoint in the late 80's and early 90's Japanese sport bikes. Particularly the Yamaha/Kawasaki/Suzuki and Honda models.

In that vintage, particularly with a smaller than 750cc power plant, what models are widely considered amongst connoisseurs to be the "ultimate" ones?

As I said I love the wild paint and names. The 80's fluorescents and pinks and neon's. The more gaudy and garish the better. Japanese writing, etc.

I am looking to add one or two to the garage.

Pics would be appreciated but I can always copy and paste for google.

Riding impressions are also appreciated.

Thank you in advance. I am very passionate about collecting and preserving things I feel are important. I also have a pretty cool garage to display some items in.

Thank you so much.
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My knowledge is mainly Honda.


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