Street bikes, speed and visual impulse
There’s not much that compares to the adrenaline rush of a street bike ‘rocket crotch’ motorcycle. It is as if you have the world on your wrist and you feel all the power of your will; you think, it becomes an extension of your ‘need for speed’ and if you’ve never tried it this may sound a bit cheesy. , but once you’ve done it, you’ll agree. The other day I was discussing my love of motorcycles with a member of our expert group. It turned out that he himself had experience with street bikes.
The fellow thinkers declared; “I also have a great interest in motorcycles. Currently I have a Yamaha R6. All my previous motorcycles have been from Honda and my first coming at the age of 5 years. I had surgery on my knee as a result of a dirt bike racing. Accident. Right now I am desperately trying to convince my wife of a new Ducati Diavel or Monster … only time will tell. “
Your Yamaha R6 sounds great fun. A 600 is the perfect size for me, and we have some fun little canyon roads around here since I live in Malibu, CA. I’ve always owned Honda motorcycles too, mostly CBR 600s, although I loved my GSXR Slingshot (750) aluminum frame, OMG it was a fun bike to ride. But a 600 is where I’d rather be, easy to launch and just the right amount of acceleration not to kill me. I remember my father flying A-4 Skyhawk in the US Navy, and I always thought the Honda Hurricane 600 was that type of maneuverable machine. For Ducati Diavel, oh heck yeah!
I agree that there is nothing like a racing street bike! Just watch out for four wheelers turning left in front of you, traffic can kill you if you are not paying attention. I don’t know if everyone who competes or has raced with motorcycles agrees, but racing motorcycles really sharpens your mind, you have to go ahead, think and react without thinking.
It helps the mind in the same way as a video game, a simulator or anything else. That has been my experience, and I have participated in sports, flights, business, politics, etc. There is something about it, you have the world on your wrist and each decision is real, serious and you cannot take it back, just as I like it too. I wonder if this is the case for others. Maybe some people get more out of it than others? Hard to say, I just know what I get out of it. I like the rush of visual stimulation.
What can a competitive intellectual do with high levels of testosterone? It’s a man thing.