A new(ish) motorcycle

I haven’t been writing on here for a while as I’ve been occupied at work with this COVID-19 issue and I have something else that has occupied my time recently.

I bought myself a motorcycle.

Yeah, it’s not brand new. It’s a 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650.

Paid $6k. Low kilometres. Very decent condition.

It’s a “scooter” in the fact that it has a step through frame. But it’s a 650cc engine.

The last time I rode a motorcycle was around 2008.

I was a late bloomer to the world of motorcycles. I didn’t actually start riding until I was into my 20s. My old man’s anger-riding left me with a love-hate relationship with motorcycles. Loved to ride on his motorcycles as a kid, just didn’t like it when he’s lose his temper with other drivers and start anger riding.

Started off riding on a small Honda CB125, then jumped up to a 1980 Honda CB 750-Four. From there I went to a 2001 Triumph Sprint RS. And then off to a couple of Yamaha Viragos before I just gave up riding. I put it down to things were just getting too hectic in the corporate world with all that ladder climbing I had to do.

I haven’t finished climbing the ladder yet. But I’m about 6 years away from retirement. So the ladder climbing is far less intense these days. Which leaves more time for motorcycling.