I've been riding for 37 years (started at 14, now 51) and have owned many bikes, imported and domestic.
My first road bike was a used Honda 750-Four that was a couple of years old when I bought it in the mid-late '70s. I sold that to a buddy of mine and picked up a Kawasaki 900 Eliminator (not my pic, identical bike though). Had a 900cc Ninja motor on it. Rated at 0-60 in a hair over 2.5 seconds.
My first Harley was a used 1992 Sportster that I bought in 1994. I had that for approximately one year. This is my second Harley, purchased new in 1995, and 'modded' in true Head-Fi fashion. I sold it in 2005.
And and replaced it with this: