I've always liked motorcycles, (and cars, trucks, planes, trains...) and used to watch MotoGP/motocross, but no one in my family rode. There's a photo of my dad holding me on his Kawi when I was an infant, but he sold the bike shortly after I was born. Maybe that moment was enough to cement the idea in my little brain, ha ha.
I asked my dad for a bike almost constantly, once I got my driver's license, but I was always denied and given the safety defense. I finally found myself in a place to afford a bike and picked up a Yamaha XVS 650.