My grandfather had an old Yamaha enduro bike that I learned to ride on out at the airport hangar when I was bout 15... Then my mom got a Kawasaki 305 streetbike that I rode around on the dirt roads during high school. When I graduated college I bought a Yamaha YZ250 and did some cross-country racing with my uncle but had a pretty bad wreck and sold it the next day. I then moved up to a new 2001 Yamaha R6 and had it until I found out my wife was pregnant with our first child, so I sold it because I thought it was the best thing to do. 2 years later I bought a Yamaha 600r and kept it until it started hurting my back on any kind of longer rides, so I traded it in on my new 2007 Midnight Roadstar and I couldn't be happier... I DO however see a goldwing as my future bike, but that's gonna be a few years down the road.