10 Stages Of Motorcycle Ownership

From pastime to addiction. If you’ve been afflicted with the pursuit of two-wheeled bliss, everything about Biker Battleground: Phoenix, Tuesdays 10/9c on HISTORY, will ring true to you too.

1. The Seed Is Planted

“I’ve spent all this time on four wheels… what about just two?”

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2. Research Begins

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“Please, no calls while I’m in the command center.”

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3. Qualification

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“Wait, I need a different kind of license for this thing? Whoa, this is awesome.”

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4. Research Continues, Transforms into Hobby

“Oh, yeah, I’d love to barbecue on Saturday… but I… I’m waiting on an eBay bid. Yep, on a bike. Sure, maybe next time.”

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5. Purchase

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6. Accessory Investigation

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“Oh my god, I could totally get a sidecar. Wait, maybe saddle bags are more practical. Leathers?”

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7. Customization Begins

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“Well, I love it right now, but I’ll obviously love it more if it has flames painted on it.”

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8. Customization Continues

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“Sure, the steering column’s good, but it could be longer.”

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9. Hobby Expands into Obsession

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“But it’s a vintage Triton! When will I even see one of those again? Might as well buy it and raise it as my own.”

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10. Obsession Leads to Community

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“A motorcycle rally, you say? Heck yes I will ride across the country to go to that.”

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