Good read Ads!
jp you are right on all of those and maybe we could each think up another one or two. But, each of these evoke memories for many of us for "wow", either for newness, audacity or for being the epitome of development of a genre.Good read Ads!
Notable absences perhaps: Yamaha DT1 1st off-road, Honda CB750 1st 4cyl, disc brake, Honda Interceptor 1st "crotch rocket".........
Thats a key point - if you are looking for a modern equivalent to an XS650, I'd check-out the Suzuki SV650.
The desirability of the XS650 is first of all it’s simplicity, second it’s dependability and third it’s beauty. I’m always up to admiring pics and stories about any vintage bikes that share these qualities.
I agree 100%. Credit to Suzuki for sticking to the 90degree V-twin format for so long. But it now looks like all manufacturers except Ducati are jumping on the cross plane inline Twin bandwagon. Damn you, Yamaha, KTM and BMW for starting this trend.