Mark Gallagher's Motorcycle Page

Purpose of this site: share the hobby of buying used bikes in great shape, ride them a few years, sell them and buy other used bikes.

Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat and Honda VFR 800fi Interceptor

Two of my favorite bikes -  2002 Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat  and 2000 Honda VFR 800fi  Interceptor


Bikes I have owned in the past  (chronological order)

1975 Honda CB400F motorcycle

1975 Honda CB400F

Great bike, four into one exhaust, my ideal of what a bike should look like. Purchased new in 1976, I sold it in 1980 when I was leaving college and needed the money.  The bike now has a cult following and they are rare and hard to find in good shape.


Honda Hawk GT

1988 Honda Hawk GT

I purchased this new in 1988, I sold it in 1996.  Beautiful naked bike with plenty of low-end torque from that V-twin engine.  A great city bike, very light and easy to ride.  I should have kept this one. 

Yamaha FJ1200abs

1993 Yamaha FJ1200

A big and powerful bike with ABS brakes, the in-line four delivers 130hp.  This bike is like a rock on the interstate but a heavy bike and a handful to ride at slow speeds.  I bought it used in 1997 and sold it in 2000.


Honda CB750 Nighthawk

1996 Honda CB750 Nighthawk

I purchased this used in 1997 and sold it in 2004.  I added a Honda center stand, engine guards and Michelin radials. Cool bike but the suspension was soft and never totally in love with this bike.


1996 Honda CBR1000F

1996 Honda CBR1000F

Lots of power and a great ride. I purchased it used in 2002 and sold it in 2004.  The most powerful bike I have ever owned at 132hp, but the riding position was a bit cramped.

2000 Honda VFR

2000 Honda VFR Interceptor

This is the awesome VFR  with fuel injection.   I purchased it used from Todd in Lemont, Illinois in June, 2004 for $6,200.  When I purchase this bike it had only 2,700 miles and included the Corbin seat, handlebar risers and throttlemeister cruise control. I loved this bike.....very powerful but comfortable.  I sold the bike to Doug from Wisconsin in May of 2006.

2002 Yamaha YZF600r Thundercat

2002 Yamaha YZF600r Thundercat

One of my favorite bikes - the beautiful Thundercat.  I purchased it slightly used from Joe in Streamwood, Illinois in November of 2004, kept it in perfect shape, and sold it in 2013.  It was a true sport bike but a comfortable riding position.  The Deltabox frame is awesome, the engine was smooth and just a perfectly balanced bike.

2014 Honda CB500F

The current bike in the garage, I bought it used with only 800 miles in October, 2016.  This is a well-balanced, mid-range bike with a beautiful and simple design.  The riding position is comfortable and the engine is smooth.


That's me picking up the CB500F at the Honda dealer, October, 2016.

Bonus Photos:

West Palm Beach - Vintage Motorcycle Show

Vintage Motorcycle Show, West Palm Beach, Florida - 2016  (not my bikes)


Paul and Buell Motorcycle

One of my riding buddies - Paul on his Buell with my old FJ1200 in the background (1999)


Highland House Restaurant - Motorcycles - Chicago Area

Highland House Restaurant in Highland Park, Illinois (1999), this was the best place in the Chicago area to get together with other bikers on a Sunday morning (the restaurant closed in 2003).


Ducati Tent at Road America

Some of the best motorcycle racingI watched was at the AMA Super Bike Racing at Road America
in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
. This is a shot of the Ducati tent in the Paddock area of the track in 1999.


Ride safe.

Mark Gallagher

Last Updated:  2020

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