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Hey, I’m sorry it’s always about me, but the 1990s really were: In the ’90s, I got a new wife, a new child, a condo, a new truck! And the motorcycle manufacturers pampered me (and all the rest of us tail-end Boomers) with a lot of great new jockey shorts-dropping sportbikes that many of us could actually afford to buy. Later, as Bill Murray famously said in Stripes, “reality set in.” But the ’90s were great while they lasted. These, listed chronologically, are the bikes we, the whole MO staff (even Troy, who was but a wee pup), remember most…

I lobbied to get the ’97 Buell White Lightning in this list but was denied. Anyway, it beat the Speed Triple in a ’97 MO comparo.

I lobbied to get the ’97 Buell White Lightning in this list but was denied. Anyway, it beat the Speed Triple in a ’97 MO comparo.