Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
No need to get into arguments over it. It's all in what you're looking for. If performance is your priority, then by all means read LDH's site as there is a ton of great info on there. However, I think a good deal of riders realize that these machines have more performance capabilities than we'll ever be able to use. Sacrificing a little performance to give a bike the look/sound you want is perfectly fine. Most riders will never notice the decrease in performance anyway. I don't think they are posers for their choice, they just have different priorities. Just because their interests don't mesh with yours doesn't mean they are wrong. It doesn't make them any less of motorcyclist than the guy on the track trying to squeeze every drop of performance out of his bike. That's the beauty of the sport, you can take it in any direction you want.
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