I was about to comment on Michaels "To all Squids" thread and found that it had been locked, so I thought that I'd comment here instead. I don't want to start a slanging match, or piss anyone off, I just want to give you my honest opinion. I can see that Michael seems to have an uncanny skill at upsetting folks on here, but in my opinion, he's an intelligent, witty and experienced motorcyclist. I think that most of what he says is true, and if it upsets anyone, he isn't that bothered. People in very hot countries do not wear leathers, I'd like to see anyone try it in 40 degree C heat. Most countries without highways, autobahns or motorways don't need bikes with high top end speeds, so a 125 is usually sufficient. Bikes are used for transport, and not as some weekend toy in most of these places, so if it get's you from A to B cheaply, and reliably, it'll do. That's my opinion anyway. I hope that I haven't upset too may people. We're all different, and the world would be a very boring place if this was not the case.