I have got to get a Sport Bike now. Reason, I have to distance myself from the Cruiser set. My thing about disliking Harleys is really more about disliking Harley Extreme Enthusiasts. I’ve had run in’s in the past with these brand new leather clad insurance brokers who just got their new HD’s with only 400 miles on the odometer – “Get a REAL bike!” Really? You mean your obnoxiously loud V-Twin that cranks out only 58 horse power because it’s engine technology is 20 years out of date… that’s a real bike. But my bike with it’s V-4 engine with a Carb for each piston and 4 valves for each piston and tuned for 90 horses with huge torque and a huge powerband to give me all that power whenever I want it… Yeah, fine. It’s not a real bike. You win. Even though with your anemic power output to pull your huge bulk which gives you at most half the power to weight ratio… you straddle a better machine, Sir.
“You’re not a Biker on that!” Really? Because I’ve not seen you riding all week. Because it’s been nasty weather… and then it was too hot… and you’ve been rolling in your Cage all summer except just today when you finally got the weather report you wanted and you just pulled on your Leather Vest to show off your Patch. Fine. You are a Real Biker. I’m not. I’ve only ridden my bike every single day… Sometimes arriving at work soggy… sometimes arriving at home sodden wet. But grinning. I’ve ridden in thunder storms, rain storms, wind storms, dust storms, snow, hail, through freezing cold, and blistering heat… every day. And you are going to tell me that I’m not a real biker. Cool. Because if you are a Real Biker, I don’t want anything to do with being a Biker. If it makes you feel better… I’ll call myself a Rider or a Motorcyclist. You, Sir, can be the Real Biker.
Yeah, I don’t want anything do with all that… I’m going to trade my Cruiser for Sport Bike. Ideally a Sport Touring bike. Because I don’t want anyone to even think about calling me a “Biker”.
This Magna is now on KSL for sale or trade. Now if I could trade this for a Honda VFR, I’d be well pleased.