|ktm 250 exc-f six days.|
i was not planning on selling the 350. really. i bought the 250 for a race and was deeply disappointed when i could not finish due to a gearbox issue. she still held her own against a bunch of much bigger bikes - not bad.
|2014 may - ..||gathering dust|
|ktm 350 exc f.|
weight of a 250 and performance of a 450? sounds good, right? the 350 is a real allrounder and an excellent dirt bike. full stop.
|2011 sep - 2014 may||sold|
|ktm 250 exc f. |
smaller is better. unfortunately stolen from our garage before i had a chance to really get to know her.
|2007 jun - 2008 apr||stolen|
|ktm 450 exc. |
how i missed riding! this time i kept her well locked away. sold when we moved to oz.
|2005 apr - 2007 apr||sold|
|ktm 400 exc.|
light, small, fast, controllable power output, great suspension. i loved it. a real fun bike & just what i needed. this bike saw a lot of enduro racing action in hungary and the netherlands.
|2000 - 2004||stolen|
|ktm 620 lc4 super competition.|
a beast. too much power, too fast. otherwise a great bike, but not for weekend warriors like me. it worked very well for me in the rally championship but was hard work in the enduro races.
|1998 - 2000||sold|
|ktm 600 lc4 super competition.|
now this is a race bike. okay, the tank was a bit in the way in tight corners. went straight like an arrow but i could never work out how to get the bike round corners.
|1997 - 1998||sold|
|honda xr 600 r.|
first real dirt bike. first enduro competition. big, fat & heavy. turned well, did not like to go straight. don't know why the americans love this bike.
|1996 - 1997||sold|
|yamaha xt 550.|
more or less a street bike, no good off road. as a consequence most of the 24.000 km i rode on this bike were highways. boring.
|1987 - 1993||sold|
|aprilia rsv mille.|
how to combine the advantages of the monster (looks, twin feel) and the yamaha (power, chassis)? the mille is more than that; it's in a class of its own. a very fast bike with a top class chassis (now all ohlins).
|2002 jul - ..||still going strong|
|yamaha yzf 600 thundercat.|
i knew it. the duc's 50 bhp would not be enough. the yamaha had 100. however, i never really bonded with the feel of the 4 cylinder.
|2001 sep - 2002 jul||sold|
|ducati monster 600.|
my first street bike. a monster? not by any stretch of the imagination. I was really disappointed by the power delivery but more so by the chassis and suspension. i sold her due to reliability issues.
|2001 may - 2001 sep||sold|
um. not quite a real bike. a little weak (12 hp), but that is all right taking into consideration the chassis and brakes. still, the vespa remains a style icon and a classic.
|1985 - 1987||crashed (wasn't me)|
|santa cruz nomad cc.|
another nomad, more of a speed machine than the older ones and very confidence inspiring. i also love the (loud) colours!
|2016 mar - ..||just getting to know each other|
|santa cruz nomad c.|
soon after i bought the (used) alu nomad it turned out it was a small and i could not make it work. the nomad served me very well - what a bike!
|now kris' bike - and my spare 🙂|
|santa cruz nomad.|
i really wanted one! very much. so when i found a used one for a decent price i jumped on it only to find out it was a small frame.
|in the garage waiting fro natalie to grow a bit more|
|specialized enduro sl.|
one of my dream bikes. i guess it felt great when i got it but (in hindsight) it is really not in the same league as the nomads.
|2008 jun - 2015 sep||sold|
|proceed fst light.|
actually a very special bike and the first i built up myself, to my specs. i really enjoyed the stiffness of the frame and suspension compared to the giant.
|2006 may - 2008 apr||stolen; so now someone has a bike without knowing what it is ...|
when i worked out that riding dirt bikes in germany was going to be neigh impossible i bought my first mountain bike. it was not very good but it got me started!
|2007 jun - 2008 apr||passed on|