Originally Posted by Limey Linda
I know what you mean. It has to do with where you live and ride and for how long. There are very few windy roads in many US States. For example, I can drive over a hill and see the road ahead disappear to the horizon with not another vehicle on it. Long distance riders tow trailers full of camping gear. Riding 250-300 miles a day is common. I have done my fair share of scraping foot rests, center stands and silencers etc. Now I want to get there safely and enjoy the scenery. You cannot do that on a sports bike. I suspect, that in the UK you cannot go tear arsing around country roads much anymore.
Yes it is very different here crowded roads etc . You can get out and have fun but there is the lunatic sportbike element getting us all a bad name .
I guess thats what makes biking so interesting in a way , there are so many different types of bike and rider and when they stop there is a great comeradery.
I like to get out and do some miles and often cover 2-300 in a day if Iam touring but a bike has to handle well and be nimble enough to get through the traffic . If you have a trailer and big bike etc here you had just as well be in a car IMO but some do and enjoy it in a different way.
My fazer 1000 is the best all rounder i have ever had for what I do
I certainly couldn't bend my old bones around a sport bike anymore. But then the young ones call my fazer an old mans bike