My motor vehicle experience started out with motorcycles. I’ve had 7 different motorcycles, versus 1 car my entire adult life.
When I got my M1 at 18, my dad helped me find this little vintage beauty to start off with; the 1989 Honda VTR 250. The v-twin was a great alternative to the typical Ninja 250 starter bike, but those inboard disc brakes were a pain when I needed to change pads or rotors.
After a year or so on the 250, I got to ride a 2001 Honda CBR F4i, and was hooked on the power of the supersport. I ended up going through two of these guys, I loved them so much. I'm currently on the look-out for a similar sport-tourer, with a less aggressive riding stance, but as much of the power.
A few years later I was bitten by the sumo bug, and added a 2007 Suzuki DRZ400SM to the stable. If I didn't have to slab it for miles on the freeway to get anywhere, I'd definitely get another one of these.
The beginning of sumo hooliganism ended with dirt bikes, and my current 2006 Honda CRF250X. Now that I spend most free weekends at my local SVRA, the street bikes in my garage are kind of neglected.