<< fer pete's sake folks.... get a real bike.... >>
By "real bike", you mean slow, outdated technology and vastly overpriced because it's so overbranded that people like you will buy into the "mystique" and then declare all other bikes to be crap? That kind of real bike? Don't get me wrong, I think it's cool that there's still an american manufacturer, but one bike isn't better than another. It's just whatever makes you happy. I'll bet you're one of those Harley chumps who won't return a wave on the highway 'cuz they think I'm on a Japanese bike. That's soooo cool. Fausto >>
You bring up a good point. I have a bike that can eat whatever I meet. Yeah I know the ZX-12 guys debate that and what I have is not as spooky as a gixxer 1000 for twisties, but overall you are dead meat if that's what I wanted. Know what I say to the guy on the scooter, or the 250cc bike when I meet one? "Hi, how ya doing, nice day for a ride" or some such drivel. The point is that he is out there riding and having a good time. He doesn't need to compete with me to do that. God bless em, he's not in a cage I think. Now I pull up and park near the local Harley guys. AND THEY ALL TURN THEIR BACKS TO ME. I got over this 25 years ago. Harley guys (and there are exceptions but this is a general rule) think you are inferior. So, I purposefully walk up to the middle of the bunch. These were "posers" Bike guys know what I mean. They still wouldnt look. Well I laughed out loud at them. Pissed them off, but that is what I wanted anyway. Oh as I left, I heard them talking about racing, and I offerd to make it interesting. I would have put some money on the outcome. Offered odds. No takers. No suprise. Well anyway. I will still say hello to them at the red lights, and they ignore me I'll just rev up and take off making them look like the tired old men they are.