We know that you MOrons are a diverse bunch, but we really want to know what kinds of motorcycles you’ve all owned. In fact, we’re sure that you come in as many shapes and sizes as motorcycles do. So, we decided to do a little investigating – just for yucks. So, humor us, if you will, take a look at the survey below, and vote for all the kinds of bikes you’ve owned.


  • DL Nielsen

    A definition in addition to the pic may be helpful for some of these. I have a Stelvio (adventure touring?) and a Tiger XRx (adventure?). Does the Speed Triple fit best in naked/streetfighter, hypermotard, or standard? The rest of the collection I can figure out. By the way, where’s the choice for scooter? I have some of those, too.

    • Evans Brasfield

      Scooter added.

      • DL Nielsen


      • DickRuble

        How about mopeds? Why no moped????

    • Mike Hinrichs

      Speed triple is definitely in the naked/streetfighter category

      • DL Nielsen

        Well, it’s a fun ride for sure. 🙂 That category was my guess and where I voted, so thanks for the clarification.

  • Buzz

    The website is such a mess, it makes it difficult to vote.

    I’ve had almost all of them except for Dual Sport, Super Motard and Adventure bike.

    • Buzz

      Oops. Electric. Never owned one. Not likely to ever own one.

    • Evans Brasfield

      Some browsers have trouble with the poll and others don’t. Safari seems to have the most trouble.

  • JWaller

    How should one classify a side hack like the Ural? Not really a cruiser. Maybe a standard. But perhaps the original Adventure bike? It is an adventure invading other countries and fighting world wars, right?

    • DickRuble

      Agricultural implement.

  • JMDonald

    Mini bike,dirt bike,standard,sport bike, naked bike, touring bike.

  • Old MOron

    I like the “never owned a bike” pic. I recognize the gentleman in the saddle from one of Evans’ wrenching stories. I wish I could make out what it says on Evans’ t-shirt. I have a feeling it’s funny.

  • Michael McBlane

    Sort of confused on the differences in the sport touring, adventure touring and the straight up touring.

  • john phyyt

    Fz 09 .. Naked ? Standard ? I chose both .

  • Douglas

    Maybe should’ve had provision for how many of each kind, to wit: 2 full on touring, 1 sport touring, 4 standard, 1 cruiser (soon to add another), 1 scooter (adding another as well) and a 500 Virago (don’t quite know where that fits). Of those, 3 have been, or are, H-D’s, the rest Japanese. This goes back to ’69….and the most at any one time is 4.

  • ADB

    Yamaha DT-1
    Honda TL125
    Yamaha DT 400
    Triumph T140 Bonneville
    Triumph T160 Trident (25 years)
    Maico 400AW (vicious, rude, nasty, light – a pleasure to ride – the greatest kick around trail bike of all time – talk about a smile maker)
    Triumph TR6 Tiger
    Buell Thunderbolt S3T
    Kawasaki KDX220
    Triumph Thruxton
    Moto Guzzi Norge

    I always wanted a Harley Davidson, but they never seemed to want me… Feet forward… aghhh.

  • Ed Herlihy

    Where does the RD400 fall in the list – Standard?
    I had a 1977 AMF/Harley 125, so that counts as a Harley, I guess.
    My ’95 GPZ1100 was considered by Kawasaki to be a Sport-Tourer – I’d call it a sport.
    My ’02 ST1100 was really a touring bike.
    I guess the most easily categorized bike that I have owned is my VTX1300 – Cruiser

  • MaxAR15

    I am still trying to adjust to approaching 70 years old. First bike was a Honda 400F, then a BMW 800 cc, then an ’84 R100RS, Ducati F1B, & finally a Fat Boy. Then nothing because I got married late in life & the step daughter needed braces. I always tell her, smile so I can see my Fat Boy. That is ok, they make more & better too.
    Now, I feel I have 1 more build in my life so a GSX-R (600) will do. I think it would be wise to take a rider course at this stage. When I get old then I can be that little old man in Fla. on his Harley Fat Boy again.

  • a b

    Harley is a type of bike now? really?

    • Evans Brasfield

      As I said above:

      I guess you don’t remember the old joke, “I don’t ride a motorcycle, I ride a Harley.”

    • Mr Ed

      So, does some who’s only owned one bike, a Harley, get one vote for Cruiser and one for Harley? Wouldn’t that skew the results a bit?

  • Ed

    Would a 76 Goldwing count as a standard, a muscle bike, a sport touring bike or a touring bike?? 🙂

    • Douglas


      • Evans Brasfield

        You beat me to it!

  • Behzad Gazder

    You missed vintage. The era before there were purpose built motorcycles.

    • uniquename72

      Yeah, my XS11 was considered a “superbike”; now it’s just a cruiser.

  • Ted

    It would be interesting to see a list of historical ownership. I’m on #25, not counting the bike I built from a chainsaw motor and wheelbarrow wheels.

  • Ted

    1965 50cc Allstate, 1965 Honda 305 Superhawk, 1967 650 Triumph, 1972 Norton Commando, 1976 Honda 750F, 1995 Suzuki Intruder 700, 2002 Suzuki Intruder 1400, 2005 Harley ElectraGlide, 1978 Goldwing, 2012 Goldwing, 2005 VStar 1100, 2004 VStar 650, 2005 FJR1300, 2- 1996 RoyalStar’s, 2- RoyalStar Ventures, 1978 Virago, 1979 Honda CB200, 1980 Yamaha Maxim. And 5 dirtbikes I wont itemize.

  • Ted

    Forgot, #26, I just bought a 2015 FJR1300ES. Opps. I need to sell the VStar1100 and a 1971 Suzuki 250 ST Savage I have taking up space.

  • ColorMeConfused

    Harley isn’t a type…it is a brand, so that makes its entry here invalid. You didn’t list Honda or Yamaha, so why Harley?

    • Evans Brasfield

      I guess you don’t remember the old joke, “I don’t ride a motorcycle, I ride a Harley.”

      • ColorMeConfused

        I don’t, you are correct, but, it’s still a brand and not a type…

        • Evans Brasfield

          You can lead a horse to water…

  • Josh B

    How much did Harley-Davidson pay your publication to have HD in it’s own category apart from cruisers? This is why your publication isn’t taken seriously anymore.

    • Evans Brasfield

      As I said, here:


      “When you immediately accuse us of being on a particular manufacturer’s payroll, you do two things. First, you belittle yourself. If you truly believed that we’re on the take, it’s strange that you’d bother to come here. And if we produce a story that you believe is a product of this bribery, why are you outraged about a selection you expected to be dishonest? Popping off about something without providing any support is about as constructive as farting in a crowded elevator. Yes, everyone did notice, but how has it contributed anything productive to the topic you apparently feel so strongly about?”

      Also, see the joke reference in the comments on this page.

  • Paragon Lost

    One dirt bike, two sports bikes, one bar bike? (HD 1200 Anniversary Custom), one cruiser (HD) and one touring (HD).

  • Diabo Branco

    Safari seems to throw text over top of the page. I refreshed and it went away. Being as Safari is the primary browser for all Apple products, it always surprises me when it’s the only one with issues. 😉

    Honda 80cc Dirtbike

    Honda 70cc Three-wheeler

    Kawasaki 125cc Dirtbike

    Moped (actually had peddles)

    Honda Rebel

    Kawasaki Vulcan 800

    BMW K1200 LT

    3 HD Electra Glide Police

    HD Softail Deluxe

  • Jon Nystrom

    Yeah, why doesn’t each brand get its own ‘vote’ category, if Harley gets one? Further driving the wedge between H-D riders and ‘everybody else.’ Except, joke’s on (motorcycle.com? not sure), not every Harley guy actually thinks that way…. Maybe another category should be ‘chrome whore’ and ‘blacked out.’ And I believe Ural opens the door to ‘can one mount a 50 cal. to the sidecar, or not’…?

  • The Deplorable Jay Stevens

    In no particular order:
    1: BSA 650,Triumph 650, Honda CB175, Kaw. KZ400, Suz. GS550,
    2: Kaw. GPz750
    4: Yam. FJR1300
    6: Yamaha XT500