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I started riding motorbikes when I was 15 years old. Because of my age, the bikes were limited to a maximum engine capacity of 50cc. Early on they were Italian manufactured, but in 1965 that the Japanese penetrated the motorbike market in South Africa. I bought a second hand 4-stroke Honda 50cc "Buzz bike".
When I tired of straightening pushrods, (due to over-revving), I decided a 2-stroke would be easier to maintain, so I bought a brand new Suzuki 50cc from Alpet Motors in Durban . This bike served me well and was extremely reliable.
A few years went by without any motorbikes, then I bought a Suzuki 185cc scrambler in 1973, a great bike and I had plenty fun in the bush areas around Durban.
I was bike-less from 1975 until around 1980 when I purchased a Suzuki GSX750, which I sold about a year later and then bought a Honda 1000 CBX. The Honda was a great bike and I loved the sound of the in-line 6 cylinder motor.
In 2004 I bought a Honda GL1800 Goldwing which I sold about 18 months later. What a fantastic touring bike!
Honda Goldwing 1800cc
NEW: 2014 - Just completed 2,000 km bike trip on South Island, click here for details