Is it big enough?
Which bikes are more fun and why?
Let us pose a question to you, how many of you out there would give up your big bike in favour of a smaller, cheaper, more basic bike. Our guess is not many of you. Sure you consider a smaller bike as a second bike, maybe something to commute on or for popping down to the local shops.
We'd wager that most of you would always relegate your smaller bike to secondary tasks, the poor relation to its all dancing all singing, flashy bigger brother.
Over the years manufacturers seem to have become obsessed with delivering more power, more speed and more technology to sports bike riders than we may actually need for the road. Could that be why we see a decline in sports bike sales? Maybe.
We envy new riders who are just discovering the absolute buzz of riding a motorcycle, no preconceptions, no expectations, no hunger for more power. Just pure riding fun.
Bikes like the KTM 390 Duke and Adventure models are increasingly popular for good reason, they provide huge fun in a lightweight, easy to ride package.
Maybe we should use the smaller bikes more and keep the big tech laden beauties for the ‘special’ days out at the local bike meet.
What do you think?
Thanks for reading.