Central Coast Classic Motorcycle Club Officers
Bill Killian began riding motorcycles during the “golden era” of dirt bikes when he found a Yamaha GT-80 under the Christmas tree in 1972. By his teen years, four-stroke singles became a way of life. In high school he saved up his paper route money to buy a used ’73 Honda TL-125 trials bike, and his first “car” was a 1978 Yamaha XT 500 E, which he would rely on for primary transportation until college. Even then he didn’t abandon riding a “thumper”. For years the streets of San Luis Obispo reported the roar of his big-bore, wide-open single while he commuted to classes at Cal Poly on an ’83 Honda XL-600R. Now settled down with a family and teaching career, Bill rides a classic continental bike, a 1979 BMW R65, both a juxtaposition and Teutonic reminder for fellow club members that not all classic European bikes have to be British.
Social Secretary and Pick Up Carrying Motorcycle Specialist