Why I Bought It: When I got married in 1971 I had a 1967 Bridgestone 175. The new wife got the gifts, and I got the cash. Torn between a Triumph Bonneville and a Yankee Z, I went for the "Z" because I wanted to do street and dirt riding (think On Any Sunday). I picked the "Z" because it was bigger than most others, was different, and was absolutely beautiful. It was my first new bike. It was a beast and could go anywhere. Few people could even start it with the twin cylinder compression release. Funny how the bad times on it seemed to fade with time.