New guy from Sweden
So, The circle closes.
Many moons ago I bought my first big bike. It was a 1989 ZXR750 H1.
That bike really lit my fire and from there I began racing and upgrading in machinery. My last bike before putting my helmet on the shelf (for quite some years) was a 1996 ZX7RR which was the bike I competed with in the last season of my active racing career.
In 2011 I could not resist the urge any more so I pulled the trigger on one of my dream bikes from my younger years, a Honda SP1. It was not at all as good as I had hoped so I sold it and bought my first Yamaha, an old 2006 R1 which was a step up from the SP1 but still not my kind of bike. That was sold and a mint condition, black and gold R1 2009 was bought. A few months later a guy in the village I live convinced me to buy his R6 to do track days. Six months later I had sold my street going R1 and decided to go all in on racing again.
Next up was a 2008 R6 but by the end of that season I had enough of 600cc bikes and went to buy a fully race build 2009 R1 and what a fantastic machine. I was faster than ever on that bike and had a great time.
Then a guy convinced be to buy an S1000RR which turned out to be a massive mistake. A 2012 S1000RR was bought and built to race trim but I never got along with the bike. It ended in September 2016 with a broken spine, hip and the pelvis demolished in 6 places.
So I went back and bought a 2016 R1 which again was built to race trim. Season of 2017 I did not have a good feeling at all so I decide to take a step back and buy something old and cheap.
I went to the UK to pick up an old CBR1000RR which turned out to be an ex Isle of Mann bike. I rode it about half the season and then a guy went up to me and wanted to trade his 2012 ZX10R against my 2012 CBR1000RR.
I was back to Kawasaki where I started it all and my smile came back. The distinct characteristics of the Kawis made ma laugh during racing and I could not wait to go back out after every race day.
Last winter I bought a 2018 ZX10R which was fully converted to a Superbike. That has been my race bike this season and will be next season as well.
Not then, Last Monday I bought a 1996 ZX7R. I bought it cheap from an impound for $500 and I would say it is in a rather bad state.
But it will be my winter project and net season I hope to run it in the Classic Superbike series. That is if I can find the parts I would like.
If not I will build it into a track bike and sell it