My first street bike was a parallel twin Yamaha 650cc in 1980 , after a few years of dirt bike riding.
It was air cooled, came with a center stand and a kick starter + electric starter, and had a top speed of 105 mph. The vibration, tires, forks, and shocks were shockingly bad compared to newer technology.
"He had never counted on anything except surprise and unpredictability and danger" from Lee Child's Bad Luck and Trouble novel (2007)---------------
"There's always the chance I'll screw up. That's what keeps it from getting boring."
from Dean Koontz's The Eyes of Darkness novel (1981)