Originally Posted by DGXR
That's awesome your motorbike gives you so many benefits, not to mention the money saved by not seeing a therapist. But it doesn't matter why a person rides a motorcycle. If they buy one to save money/gas, they will very quickly discover the love, enjoyment and freedom you describe above... while saving money on gas.
I see too many new people buying their first motorcycle for the reason to impress their friends. I have noticed too many beginners with that cocky attitude thinking they are the only ones that own a motorcycle, that they are the pro rider, they show off, they pretend they are a tough guy and so on.
When I ride with other motorcycles I quickly find out that I am a better rider than anybody else. It drives me crazy that a beginner buys a 1400cc crotch rocket or a top HD touring bike and they think they are an expert rider. When they own bikes like that as their first bike you know they bought the bike for the wrong reasons, they just own the bike to show off and to impress other people, they don't have that passion and love of riding a motorcycle.
I also have a serious problem of some beginner making fun of and cutting down the bike I ride, I have to walk away from them to control my temper cause I want to hurt them really bad!
I have more respect with a rider that owns a smaller, boring, not exciting type of bike
btw: I currently own a Yamaha Tmax, its a scooter with a crotch rocket engine, I LOVE it and I don't care what anybody says or thinks about it, I own it to impress me, not everybody else! In the past I have owned 600cc crotch rockets and all types of cruiser bikes, but I currently love my scooter, my dream bike is the Suzuki V Strom 1000, I want it as a cross country touring bike to ride with guys that own Honda Gold Wings, I might get my V Strom this spring, if I can find one.