used to do weekend canberra to sydney runs
on country 'highways' with traffic incl b-doubles
and semi's in convoy [etc] in one hit on my cb750/4
friday arvo returning sunday night, in 3 1/2 'fun' hours..
that 750 honda could do 'everything' [on the road]..
but her role in life those weekends was to get there,
fast and safely, including sliding thru traffic
and taking out b-doubles, plus moaning along
not far off idle at almost the speed limit..
loved that motorcycle [and the next 750/4]..
my cb72 250 twin did 'everything', or had a go at it,
back then, and we had heaps of 'fun' doing it all..
but for those longer faster runs, it wasnt fair
flogging her, or safe taking on b-doubles etc..
now, 3yrs with 'black beauty' cbr250r, continuing
with cbr300ra after bb stolen, and in different
riding environment[s], not high speed runs,
she [they] do 'everything' asked of them..
its not fun tho,, which is something kids have
playing in the mud etc.. its more like pleasure,
enjoyment of a modern well designed honda
in environments she thinks are 'fun'..
you simply cant compare ego based needs
to real riding incl entering zen states,
of mindfulness and, deep pleasure..