Yeah me either. I can see why people would consider them toys though, like if they have a family and kids, or need to haul things, or if it's extremely snowy where they live. But none of that applies to me so it could be an optionI grew up in southern Ontario in the 1960s and my only transportation from 15 to 17 was two-wheeled - a Honda 50 first and then a Honda Superhawk with a sidecar. There were only about 6 to 8 days a year when the roads were too icy to ride.
I had many friends and relatives nearby who had cars and trucks if I needed something transported but when I moved to the city, I didn't have a vehicle at all. Everything I needed was within walking distance or I could have it delivered.
I never looked at motorcycles as "toys" but as an alternate means of transportation.