Should motorcycling become more universal/safe?
After the bellyaching in the ABS thread I got to thinking
Seems like a lot of folks feel that their definitions & acceptance of risk should be the baseline set for everybody. I.e. if one doesn't like ABS, manufacturers shouldn't make it and nobody should have it.
My thing is, cars & gas are getting expensive as shit, so motorcycles are beginning to make sense from a purely practical POV. Lower running costs and cost of entry. Plus the safer it is, the more bikes people buy, the more $$$ manufacturers get, the more cool bikes become available for them to pour $$$ and R&D into on the high end. And of course the more awareness there is about motorcycling, hopefully the more people look for us and the less people have to get smashed up in SMISDY incidents. I think shit like automatic transmissions and ABS would be welcomed features for a lot of folks. Not everyone wants a ZX10R but then again not everyone wants a Burgman. Bikes like the NC700 make a lot of sense.
Its kind of like how people bitch about Porsche making the Cayenne + Panamera, even though all those cars do is enable them to keep making the 911s and Caymans. What do you think?
Honda Grom headlight • Morimoto D2S bixenon projector • DDM Tuning 55W HID kit • Yoshimura TRC exhaust • Renthal Superbike Low Bars • Corbin seat • ZX9R cluster (no speedo healer!)
My bike is REALLY confused