I have ridden and raced since 1977 and the motard is the most fun I have had on the road (racing's still better !).... I ride with a group of sportbike riders once a week (r1's gixer thous Aprilla milles etc)` the motard losses it on the open roads (its top speed is 110MPH) BUT .... when we get into the smaller stuff it reels em in ! nad when we get to where we are going I usually have the widest smile
In fact a lot of the sportsbike guys are changing over to motards around where I live because they are cheap and more fun.
Over here the Law is a real pain ... so I tend to ride on small country lanes where they can't catch me !.