Let's give these bikes their own, much-deserved thread.
At our corner of the lake where my cottage was, we (family and neighbours) had a black Honda, a red Suzuki, and a blue Yamaha, like this one. Fun times, even if I almost killed myself on that Honda, lol.
This was a neighbour's bike, but I remember well how scorching hot that exhaust pipe would get.
Had to Google Trail 90s to know what you were referencing, but:
A fun(ny) little side story: as a younger lad, I heard junior high friends talk of dirt bikes, and the differences between 125s and 250s. I assured these friends that my father must have had a 500cc dirt bike since it was suuuuuch a huge motorcycle.
Come a few summer later and I finally get to see my dad's bike again . . . . and it's a 90cc Honda trail bike, lol. But when I was 4 years old, it sure seemed huuuuuuuge.
This guy lives in a small town and he used to use these things as his bow hunting transportation - short hops out of town - this guy could be in the elk or deer by running a few minutes out of town - if he got something he would come back with his teen age kids and pack out whatever he killed. Kept his gas bill for the 4WD low -
Had a little Honda 80 dirt bike as a kid. Loved it. It fostered a life-long love for me. Had quite a few street bikes plus a couple of race bikes I put onto the track. Been a while since I've ridden, but one thing I did like about BC was the backroads.
Backwoods, no. Backroads, definitely.
And yeah, my buddy's BSA Silver Star is a hoot to ride. I'd also love to have an old Triumph Triple or Manx Norton. Great to cruise about. But for sheer performance, modern technology has evolved a long way since then, and with singular purpose.