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49 yrs old, retired. Sold my manufacturing company in 2014 after 20 years building the co to a very large German Corp. Married 22 years (to my high school sweetheart) our son is 16, daughter 15. After law school "switched gears" & was a stock broker prior to starting the business that I sold.
Started riding dirt bikes as a kid, did some local racing, first street bike was 30 + years ago at 18 yrs of age, a used 1984 1100cc V65 Magna which was more affordable & exciting to me than buying a car. 2nd bike was a used 1985 V65 Magna. First sport bike was a used 1986 Ninja 1000R. First new bike was a 1987 Yamaha FZR1000. Then caught the Harley bug w/ a 1989 1200 Sportster, 1990 Softail Custom, etc. etc. Back to the sport bikes in 2004 w/ a Ninja 10R. Etc.
The bikes that I currently own :
1993 Harley Davidson Heritage Nostalgia (bought new 23 years ago)
2004 Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle Electra Glide (bought new)
2015 Ninja H2
2016 Harley Davidson CVO Street Glide.
I was caught napping during the deposit time frame for the 2015. Saw pictures of the H2, really loved the way it looked & was really interested in the technology and of course the possibilities w/ a proper reflash but once I saw the bike in person I knew I had to grab one. The fit, finish, level of craftmenship & custom attention to every detail was jaw dropping to me, but by that time there were no H2s to be purchased new in my area. Started calling local dealerships & expanded the search from there, probably called 20 Kawi dealers looking for one, mostly got laughed at. Finally found one in the crate in West Virginia over 400 miles away. The original customers financing fell through & they not only had all the items that came in the H2 kit but after some haggling were willing to sell it for $24,000 ($25k was the 15's MSRP). Don't imagine they sell a lot of H2's in W.V. Bought the bike on that initial phone call to the dealer. Drove to W.V. w/ my wife 2 days later & rode the bike home only stopping for lunch & gas. My first service/oil change was performed on the 2nd day of ownership.
Here she is at first gas stop (think I needed like 5 or 6 of those that day) bone stock, stickers still on the tank, reflectors, fugly license plate bracket, temp plate. I'll never forget that ride, what a fun day.