Ric Davies. 59 (in 2019). I have a 1995 916 that I bought in 1996 after hearing my riding instructor's 888 fire up in an empty garage, which was amazing. The 916 has obiligatory Termignoni for extra aural pleasure. Twelve years later (2008) I added a 2002 ST4s; basically a 996 in Touring clothes, because a) my wrists and back were hurting on the 916 and b) I wanted to take my Advanced Rider test, which I passed. The 916 still fires up first time, every time. The ST4s not so. I am hoping that replacement earth & starter leads from Exact will sort that out, or else it's future is uncertain. I am a fairweather biker so when the weather is nice the bike has to work. Most of the time I drive either an Audi S6 (5.2, V10) or Jag XKR (4.0,V8).