Who: Anthony Rosati of West Pittston, Pa.Occupation: Accountant
What: 2003 Yamaha TTR125LOwned since: 2014Where was this purchased: Craigslist adWhy this motorcycle: “To race MiniGP and have a front brake. That and getting crushed by a car made me realize that the street isn’t for me anymore.”Mods: Pro-Taper bars (RM-bend), the cheesiest grips I could find. MSR hand guards, Renthal rear sprocket (stock size) and a +1 Sunstar front, Eibach spring for the shock, Service Pavilion fork mod, bar risers, shifter and Bridgestone tires.Why I ride: “I’m too old and stupid to start a new hobby.”Previous motorcycles: Two Buells (still own both), 2001 and 2005 Suzuki SV650s, 1994 Honda CBR600F2, 1979 Kawasaki KZ750, 2000 Suzuki GSX-R750, 2001 Suzuki GSX-R1000, 2004 Ducati Monster S4-R, 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 636, 2006 Suzuki DR-Z400sm, 2006 Husqvarna SM510R, 2008 Triumph Speed Triple, 2007 Ducati 1098 (got crushed by the car along with me), 1999 Harley-Davidson Super Glide, 1988 and 1990 Yamaha FZR400s, I think that’s it… Have a bike you want to feature in Ultimate MotorCycling Reader’s Rides? Submit one to six hi-res photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide short answers to the following: Who and hometown, Occupation, What, Owned Since, Where was this purchased, Why this motorcycle, Mods, Why I ride, and Other motorcycles (previous and/or current).Anthony’s 2003 Yamaha TTR125L Photo Gallery:
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.