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Eighteen, on a 1965 Honda 50 which I paid around $250 for (brand-new), if memory serves.

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I started at 14 in WV. My first powered 2 wheel ride was a 50cc Allstate Scooter. As I remember, lots of illegal rides to town and dont remember ever getting caught ! I graduated to an 80cc Yamaha 2 Stroke shortly thereafter and delivered many morning and daily newspapers on it, even in the snow !
 

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Got my first ticket on a Briggs & Stratton powered mini bike at around 10 years old.
Does that count? :bike:
 

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I was 14 or 15 on a Honda trail 90. I have only been with out a bike once from 1973 - 1975.
So far, knock on wood, I have not been hurt bad. Close, but not yet.
 

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Around 13, so before the legal age of 14 in France, on a Honda PS-50 50cc, then at 15, again before the legal age of 16 for anything larger than a 50cc, a Yamaha 100CC, twin cylinder 2 stroke 4 speed.
 

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Like so many did, I started with the go-carts and mini-bikes early, around 10 and moved to some small dirt.trail bikes but my first real bike was at 19 and was a Yamaha TX-750. I traded my Dodge D100 truck for it. Man that thing could move and no, I didn't ride it with flip-flops ;)
 

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If memory serves, 10 years old on an orange Chibi. Bonus points if you know what a Chibi was.
 
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Cool thread.

Didn't start riding until 41. I bought a BMW K1200GT to learn on and see if I liked motorcycles.


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Dirt bike : Age : 10 -- Honda XR-75
Street bike : Age : 16 -- Year: 1977 -- Bike: my Dad's 1975 CB 400F Super Sport -- Top speed : about 110 mph ! Sorry Dad, now you know why I brought it home with front end wobble one time :)
 

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Does mounting a Briggs and Stratton 3 1/2 hp motor on my bicycle at age 12 count? I rode that thing all over those central Illinois farm roads. I even had suspension with a spring loaded front fork. :smile:
 

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16 on a Honda Trail 90 (51 years ago...) :bike:
 

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Indian Scout?? Nice ride . It was 1991 25 years ago at Age 29. 1 Year before I got married. First bike... A 1981 Honda CB 650 Custom two tone blue. Bought that bike for $750.00 Rode the hell out of it for 8 years. Then traded it in on a Brand new 1999 Suzuki VL1500 Intruder. Which I still own.The LT is only my 3rd bike. Guess I move up in weight /class pretty quick. That old Honda served me well. Got $450 on trade too.
 

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1970 on a Honda CT 70. 9 years old. Couldn't touch the ground, my dad held it up till I took off! 9 years later my dad bought me a '79 R100T, with luftmeister fairing and bags. Still have the Airhead! She pushes a sidecar now.
 
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Cool thread.

Didn't start riding until 41. I bought a BMW K1200GT to learn on and see if I liked motorcycles.


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Thanks for that. I was starting to think I was the only late bloomer on here. :)
 
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