My first new bike was a 1977 RD400. It was $895 out-the-door. I was in my senior year of high school and just sold my CB400...it was like night & day. The RD went like stink, would wheelie on demand and sip fuel. I actually took it on a 3,000 mile trip thru the PNW the summer after high school. Wish I still had it. Nothing like a 2-stroke twin! Except a 2-stroke triple.
'12 XT1200Z SuperTénéré, '09 KTM 530 EXC, '08 Triumph Tiger 1050, '87 XR600R Street Legal
Gone but not forgotten: '92 Yamaha TDM850, '82 XJ550 Seca, '80 XS1100,'85 GL1200A, '84 V65 Sabre, '80 CB750F SuperSport, '77 RD400, '72 TS250, '69 CB450K, '68 CL70