@ bun1t - im okay with all that and think its great that bikes are coming out now with better components like brakes, suspension, etc... Some of this stuff is way past due and im glad to see it. The electronics i could take or leave at the moment but i dont ride track.
@ Sebastian - id agree we were spoiled in those early to mid 2000's. Bikes were changing a lot during that time just in a slightly different way than now. Yet i feel that was a golden era, but this right now is one too, just different. We were coming from a carb'd era into FI and PCIII's, exhaust and fueling was all the rage, now its gyro's and active suspensions. I feel like manufacturers have moved away from visual changes as well where we used to get a new version every couple years and they might look very different whereas today not nearly as much IMO
. Maybe i could get on board more with the new stuff if 1. I could simply afford it and 2. If i rode track. Prices have really been creeping up these last years, understandably so but still lol.
Disclaimer - Apparently my opinion aint worth shit anyway due to the fact i cant ride year round living here in Indy
. Leaves me time to throw a wrench though
..Oh and if you cant go more than a day without forgetting how to ride you should probably just hang it up and take up bird watching and eating Vicodin. Dont care who said what. ...Lastly, i get tired of those that fail to put in the time to study anything
regarding basic maintenance, much less riding a super
in the same circle/loop over and again and yet seem to not have a problem coming off as a better rider (elitist) for doing so. No disrespect meant. I love discussions like this.
Rossi would crap his silk Italian panties if he had to ride/commute in downtown Indy traffic. Who knows if the dude even changes his own chain/sprox? Thats a dirty job ya know?