i owe no one anything. it was assisted (via ballhawk), therefore not legitmr_cox said:i think evilbologna owes somone 10 dollars.. wanna split it and buy some chinese food? :bounce
all in all, you cant blame people completely for doing what they do, the american society plays a huge role in it. the american market for "beginner bikes" is extrememly limited. there is too much concentration on having more power, more bling, best of the best, whatever. which is why im stuck on the idea of alot of riders riding purely for the image, not the sport. if they were about the sport, they wouldnt think twice about rocking a 250, work on building corner speed and proper braking skills.
america is not a motorcycle country (besides harley), we miss out on many models of bikes, and its really not quite a part of our society. not yet anyways, its on the rise, with moto ads on websites that arent even moto related, tv commercials, mainstream media support, etc etc.
overseas, motorcycling is a way of life. here, its about the image (not all, just speaking about majority).