It all goes back to the first time I rode her. It was just soooooo cool. The bike is totally radical compared to anything else....it made my Duc 1098 seem mundane. The look, the riding position, the overall feeling of the bike, and the sounds- like an Italian opera! I'll never forget that first ride and I continue to giggle under my helmet everytime I ride her.
The response from people is pretty cool too. Like when I was sitting at a stoplight, and a van was coming the other way.....a young, black man was driving, he saw my bike, his jaw dropped, his eyes got real big, and I could hear him say "f*********ck". How many GSX-Rs or CBRs get that response?
Great thread BTW Joe!
I relate to what Mike says. I can remember the first time I rode her
The feel of the overall package was incredible. Mostly because I had never riden anything like it. My curiosity to explore its limits was immediate. The test ride led onto the high way. The long left hand artierial corner that led straight onto the highway was like a sweet caress
Then the risk of losing my licence on opening her up
Oh sweet lord , put your head down, the induction, its intoxicating.....
Then the slow traffic light crawl back to the shop. Man..... the looks the bike attracts, yeah, I felt like a rock star
For someone as ugly as me, this is a revelation
Yeah, I'll never forget that first day
Good post Joe