Bikes I Wish I Owned

When my numbers come up on the lottery, these are the bikes I'll have in my collection.

Honda CB1100R

Air cooled 4 cylinder production racer for the road.

Vincent Black Shadow

An engineering masterpiece from the 1940's. The air cooled V-twin was reliable and fast.


BMW shocked the world with a flashy paint scheme and a bikini fairing that housed a clock and voltmeter. The 900cc opposed twin pumps out 67 BHP via a five speed gearbox and shaft drive.

Triumph Trident T160

Taking the sloping engine shape from the BSA Rocket-3, this was to be the last Meriden triple. This American spec version had left foot change, 5 speed gearbox and an electric start. Although it produced 58 BHP, it wasn't enough to match the dominance of the big Japanese rice burners.

Laverda Jota

The ultimate Italian muscle bike. Derived from the 1000cc 3C, this tuned triple gave a genuine 140 MPH.

Honda GL1000 Goldwing

Appearing in the mid 1970's, this was an awesome piece of Japanese engineering. An opposed 4 cylinder water cooled engine, mated to a 5 speed gearbox and shaft drive. This produced about 80 BHP and gave a top speed of over 120 MPH.