I don't agree at all with your characterization of 500s and 250s. They are often on the track and spectacular for commuters for those of us not interested in spending >$10k on a motorcycle.
We do agree everyone has their own tastes. A rider's a rider in my book.
Dragging knee is for the track, and dragging tail is for the lot. --Kane Friesen
When you're in a car, you're watching a movie; when you're on a bike, you're in the movie. --Robert Pirsig
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