I got my first motorcycle when I was 4 years old. It was a restored (by my father) 50cc Indian with training wheels. I learned to ride that without training wheels before I rode a bycycle. My father and brother both raced flat-track at that time (early '80s). So, I've been on or around motorcycles my entire life. Over the years, I've had dirt bikes, street bikes, and etc. I've always been partial to twins, but have also owned the typical Japanese fours. Before my current Monster, I had a Buell XB12S that I modded extensively. It was the most fun motorcycle I've ever owned. I loved how it caughed fire, snorted, shook at idle, and once set up propperly, handled the corners like a GP bike. Unfortunately, I severely dislocated my knee last March in a mountain bike accident which severed my ACL and damaged my PCL, MCL, and meniscus. I sold the bike because I was being transferred out of state, couldn't ride it, and was a bit worried about my career. Well, after months of PT, my own exercise routine, and lots of patience, my knee is almost back to normal. So, once the bike urge kicked in again, I decided I'd go for broke and get one of the bikes I've always wanted. Though I've always wanted a Duc Superbike, I'm at the point where I like a little bit of comfort. Also, naked bikes are lean, mean, and are now my favorite type of bikes, though I love everything with two wheels and an engine. They perform like sport bikes and offer a little comfort as well.
So, needless to say, I'm back in the saddle and couldn't be happier with my choice:
2006 S4R (limited edition color combo)
- Full Remus Exhaust
- PowerCommander PCIII USB with custom map
- Tail chop/plate relocator
- Paulimoto pressure plate
- Paulimoto clutch cover
- Pazzo Racing levers
- Bar-end mirrors
- Aftermarket turn signals and etc.