Ray Harper
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Dates
Company
Model
Colour
Comments
Jun70-Oct71
BSA
Bantam D7
Black/Grey
Difficult to start, particularly when wet.
Oct71-Nov75
BSA
Gold Star  B25SS
Red
Super handling. Tricky to start. Street version of Victor trail bike.
Nov75-Nov79
Kawasaki
Z400
Blue
New, OK but bland. Did holidays in France and Ireland
Nov79-Nov83
Yamaha
XS650
Grey
New, cheap. Good feel & riding position. Handling sometimes felt a bit iffy.
Nov83-Nov87
Yamaha
XS650
Black
New, cheap from Coburn & Hughes
Nov87-Jun92
Honda
CBX550
Red
1y old. Super handling. Burst of power mid-range. Awful brakes.
Jun92-Jun97
Kawasaki
GT550
Blue
No problems. Average handling. Smooth power all the way. A bit bland. Shaft drive.
Jun97-Jun03
Honda
NTV 650
Red
1y old. No problems, quality finish. Lots of torque. Lovely sound. Average handling, large turning circle. Shaft drive.
Jun03-Jun06
Yamaha
Fazer FZS600
Blue
6 months old. Poor handling at low speeds. Fast! Poor finish - paint flaked off, rust & tarnish.

Yamaha
Fazer
My Bike
Fazer
Fazer
Jun06-Jun13
Moto Guzzi
Breva 1100
Black/grey
New. Lovely feel. Quality finish. Heavy. Good riding position except knees hit engine + get hot!. Shaft drive.

Moto Guzzi
Breva 1100
My Bike
Moto Guzzi
Moto Guzzi
Jun13-Sep14
Suzuki SV650 Black
A nice ride, handled well.

Suzuki
SV650
My Bike
SV650
SV650