OHHHHH how I LOVE this motorcycle! She is a 2000 BMW R1200C, purchased used in 2002 - with only 2300 miles! I learned how to ride in the Fall of 2001. Right after Tropical Storm Allison, and our house flooding, I took a ride on the back of a motorcycle for the first time in over 20 years. It was wonderful and changed everything for me. It wiped out all thoughts of rebuilding - countertops, flooring, paint colors, fixtures, cabinets.... My very good friend John Fortune gave me a ride on his new Harley Dyna Wide Glide. He's awesome, but I found that I really wanted to be in control, I wanted to be the driver, not the passenger. I took the motorcycle safety course and was riding after Thanksgiving weekend of 2001. My first motorcycle was a 2002 Honda Shadow 750 ACE Deluxe. I replaced and added every possible item to this motorcycle. But, it wasn't a great fit. One day I was shopping for gloves and sat on the Beemer. The next day I did a test drive and bought her. I could do everything on this bike comfortably that I couldn't do on the Honda. I miss the loud pipes, but the ride is soooo smooth, the "get up and go" much greater. Certainly, a difference between chain and shaft drive. I'm really happy I made the switch. Here are some pictures. :)
2002 Honda Shadow 750 ACE Deluxe - my first bike
So many accessories....
Picture for Full Throttle magazine, March 2003.
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