MISTRESSES [mis-tris] A mistress here is a relatively long-term lover cum machine companion who is attached to her rider. Generally, the relationship is stable and at least semi-permanent, but the couple may or may not be together everyday and the relationship is usually, but not always, over weekends. There is often also the implication (if not the fact) that the mistress is “kept” – i.e. that her lover is paying for all of her maintenance expenses. It is also not uncommon some mistress may also “hidden away” from the rider’s real-life significant others.
I was fortunate enough to form a relationship with the following beauties over the years. The longest to date was close to two years while the shortest fling was less than two weeks!
- 1997 Honda NSR125R
- 1998 Honda RVF400
- 1999 Honda Shadow Slasher 400
- 2002 Honda CB400
- 2002 Honda Silverwing 400
- 2015 Ducati Panigale 899
- 2016 Honda Deauville 700