I started riding motorcycles in 1994. My first bike was a Susuki GS400.
I owned her for 3 years and then decide to sell her. I still have nostalgic
feelings. Perhaps one should never ever sell a bike.
XRV 750 (RD04)
The best of all bikes! She took me all over Europe, places such as Vienna, Manchester,Barcelona and many more. Recently, I worked
on her to put her back into excellent condition. She deserved it. Today she is
back on the road again.
XRV 750 (RD07)
She is my everyday means of transport. I bought her second hand
after along search. Because she is lower than the RD04 my girl can also use
her in case she left her Transalp at home.
I rode this bike all the way to Karelia and around the
XRV 750 (RD04, built 1990)
This bike must have had a rough life until now.
Most of the plastic parts are cracked and other things are bent. However, I
got her for a reasonable price. RD04s are hard to find. I rode her along
the antique Via Domitia and
explored the gravel roads of the Massive des Maures.
She also experience the long loop through Hungary and the
trip around the Baltic Sea.
XRV 750 (RD07, built 1993)
This is my latest acquisition. She has spent her life on the
road for many miles but she appears to be in good shape. We will see.
I hope, for the price I paid she was a good deal. My girl likes to
ride this "tiger-twin" very much, so the rear suspension is adjusted
The rest of the family
We own a KTM LC4 for my son. She is real fun. But after a few hours ride,
the vibrations start to hurt. We own two sets of wheels for this bike:
a set of enduro wheels as well as a set of supermoto wheels. It was quite
an issue to license them both for alternative use in Germany.
Unfortunately, the ball bearing of the first gear shaft died. Therefor,
the engine had to be opened. I intend to post a blog of this repair work
We also own a XT350 for my son. He rode her all the way down to St. Tropez and through the Alps.
This bike is still being used for off-road rides such as my recent trips in the
western alps . Just like the
ATs the XT features a power supply for GPS.
My girl rides a Transalp. This fits nicely to my African Twin.