Katie's Member Page
Member: supermotokatie
Name: Katie
From: Hampshire/Berkshire Border, United Kingdom
Gender: Female
Riding For: 11 years
Member Info: I like all sorts of bikes, sportsbikes, cruisers, supermoto, motocross, old Brit bikes, old Eastern European bikes, trikes, sidecar outfits, streetbikes, custom bikes, streetfighters, drag bikes. Into traveling and all that good stuff, go to as many rallies and events as I can. Bit partial to watching enduro/motocross/supermoto racing too. Would like to do a few enduros or rallies, just for fun really.
 
 Current:
1992 Yamaha RXS 100

Photos: 16
Purchased: Feb 2006
Info: Started first kick when I bought it even though it had not been ridden for over a year! Good fun very cheap to run and very light weight. Not bad on icy roads either. It''s my trail riding bike and copes off-road surprisingly well.
2012 Kawasaki W800

Photos: 12
Info: Test rode lots of bikes before I bought this one. Was umming and arring about a Bonneville or a Sportster. As soon as I test rode this one I knew I had to have it. I was an hour late getting back from the test ride too. I plan to keep this one.
 
 Past:
2002 Suzuki DRZ 400

Photos: 3
Purchased: Aug 2006
Sold: Sep 2007
Info: Good bike, great fun, powerful enough but not too powerful, bit tall for me as off-roader. Unfortunately had untold amounts of woe with the engine on this bike even though they are usually renowned for reliability.
2002 Honda CB 600 (Hornet)

Photos: 2
Purchased: Apr 2004
Sold: Jun 2006
Info: Very fast as a first big bike, quite heavy but not so much as a bandit. Had hours of fun with this bike, unfortunately it died in an accident when articulated lorry caused multi-car/bike pile-up.
2002 Yamaha DT 125

Photos: 4
Purchased: Oct 2003
Sold: Aug 2006
Info: Very good bike, great fun, most reliable bike I''ve ever had, user friendly. Best put road legal knobblies on for off-road fun, as dual-sport ones are a bit rubbish. I want another one for trail riding. I love them.
2002 Suzuki GS 500

Photos: 2
Purchased: Oct 2007
Sold: Sep 2008
Info: Nothing too fast or powerful but it''s lovely. A good, practical bike. Unfortunately this one had a problem no mechanic I knew could fix so she had to go. Not having much luck with Suzukis, perhaps they hate me!
2009 Yamaha YBR 125

Photos: 1
Purchased: Jun 2009
Sold: Aug 2011
Info: Bought to carry me to work, which can be anything up to 144 mile round trip, cheaply. This one died when an illegal off-roader ridden by a chave exited a forest next to the road I was riding on. Wrote it off. The little b@stard left me lying in the road with a head injury and minor concussion.
2005 Suzuki Bandit 650

Photos: 12
Purchased: May 2010
Sold: Sep 2012
Info: I bought this one as the YBR125 I was riding was not safe on the motorway (too slow), now it''s written off too so that''s that. This is a good, solid, practical, tough and reliable bike. Now sold on but I would definitely have another.
1976 Honda CB 500

Photos: 1
Purchased: Sep 2006
Sold: Mar 2008
Info: Currently not rideable but plan to get it restored and have a sidecar fitted. But alas, it has to go, no room at my new place.
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