Had a gold Honda 350 a year after I got out of high school, (20 years ago). Gave it up after a near miss in the first week.
A few years ago two bastard friends of mine got bikes one after another so I had to get one. Damnit!
I got a 1985 Yamaha Maxium then a Honda VTX1300, traded that this year for a 05 DL1000. The VTX just was not that good in the dirt
And the cruiser look (village people look) just does not fit me.