I’ve lost count of how many street motorcycles I’ve had over the years. I started out with dirt bikes as a kid, but I got my first street bike back in 1995. It was a Honda GL500 Silverwing, and since then I’ve had many a Honda and many a Yamaha along with one Kawasaki.

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My last bike was a 2007 Yamaha V-Star 1300, and while it was an okay bike, it just didn’t get a long with my new commute. I needed something more stable and better suited to daily Bay Area travel. The bike I had before the V-Star was a 2006 Yamaha FJR1300, which I absolutely loved. The only reason I sold it was because it was an AE, and I sorely missed having a clutch. But I loved the Sport Touring style very much so I hit up Craigslist and started searching...

This morning I picked up my newest bike: a well-cared-for 2013 Triumph Trophy SE with 11k on the clock. I expect this will make my commute rather enjoyable.