For the Love of Riding
The Suzuki GSR 750 2012
I've been riding motorcycles for ten years and ever since I can remember I wanted to ride. My adventure started on a 125cc scooter that I simply loved. It gave me freedom that I never had before.
A couple of years later I decided to trade my beloved 125cc for a black 650 Suzuki Bandit. Wow, I still smile at the thought of that great bike. I rode it every single day, regardless of the weather! The power combined with the comfort and reliability of the Bandit was enough to put me on an instant high. Unfortunately an accident took that Bandit from me and placed me back onto a 300cc scooter.
The big scooter was the ultimate in convenience transportation. Spacious, super comfortable and with enough power. This was lazy riding at its best.
But a wise man once told me that once you've ridden a bike you will never settle for a scooter (or anything else) again. Those words were all to true when I first test rode the new Suzuki GSR 750. It is a girls dream bike. Light, compact, 750cc GSX-R engine, superb handling and comfort all in one package, not to mention her stunning looks. I fell in love with this machine.
Two years later and I finally bought my dream bike, in white and blue. Just looking at the bike fills me with such happiness and elation that I do not get from anything else.
I am fortunate enough to live in Durban, SA. We have the best weather here, especially in winter as the climate is sub-tropical. That results in pleasantly warm, but crystal clear days.
So soon after I got my new bike I took her for a ride along the coast one afternoon. It was incredible, the warm air, the smell of the ocean, the wonderful afternoon sun. And the best part was riding that incredible machine, feeling her flowing power and wonderful handling as the road wound around the coast line.
As a woman rider I do think that choosing the right bike is essential if you want to truly experience the joy of riding.
Riding is a way of life and a unique experience.
There is definitely something special about riding a motorcycle. Most people who have never ridden one before say we are all after the speed, but I do not think that is true. The mere joy of simply riding is why I ride, whether it is simply to get to work or to explore the open road.