Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Rep Power: 1
Vanilla, incidentally, activates over 230 different taste receptors - it is the most complex single flavor know to humans (look it up). Vanillin (artificial vanilla flavour) has only 2. So yeah, my bike is vanilla - it takes a conoisseur to recognize vanilla; the kids are all drinking energy drinks and being impressed by 0.04 cents worth of artificial flavour. (So sportbikes = energy drinks; loud graphics, make you go fast, serve no real purpose except to separate people from their money in exchange for the always-unfulfilled promise of increased personal desirability.)
Seriously, though, I consider the 919 a good choice for commuting, occasional touring, backroad carving, two-up grocery getting, etc. A CBR is an excellent choice for a racetrack... so why do people think they make good street bikes? Seems sorta like firing up the bandsaw to open a blister pack - it makes a lot of noise and gets the job done fast, but is it really the right tool for the job?