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You had me at hornswoggled. I know a quality rant when I see it. I’m not sure I agree on all of it either but you get the nod of approval for the flair. High points for style too.
"normally ridden street bike" - I would say you are ruling out most motorcycles built for performance. No one buys a 160hp bike and "rides it normally".All true. Question: How many times have you (or anyone here), actually seen (or legitimately know of) someone change gearing or do a differential rebuild, on a normally ridden street bike? Let's be real now, a normally ridden street bike please.