2001 Honda Magna 750 V4
She is my first bike but I can't imagine having anything else! I just learned to ride a few months ago. After finishing the class, I set out to find my first bike.
For two weeks I sat on many bikes and admired many more from afar. Then it happened. I sat on an '03 Magna at a local dealer. Then I sat on some others- then came back to the Magna. Walked away, came back. Many times.
She just felt right. Perfect height, comfortable in every way. But she was a little more money then I wanted to spend and she was blue. I wanted black. I made a mental note that the Magna would be my bike of choice.
That night I got a call from the friends who convinced me to ride and had their eyes peeled for bikes. They had seen a bike for sale and stopped to talk to the owner. It was an '01 Honda Magna. Black! I called the next day and went to look at her. She was beautiful. Shiny and flawless. I sat on her. My heart nearly jumped out of my chest, but I tried to remain cool. Being a new rider, I was too scared to even ride her so my friend took her up and down the driveway and gave her the thumbs up. Two days later she was in my garage.
I dropped her on my first "parking lot practice" but she still treats me right. Being a V4, she is said to be able to smoke any 1100. I believe it. As I get more experience and gain more confidence, I am really enjoying her power. I don't see myself growing out of her anytime soon and I consider myself lucky to have her.