Lot of truth here guys. I have had some "go fast" bikes and ridden several others. I sold off everything when I bought my house. That will be 13yrs ago in October. Took me a long time to start accumulating toys again. The road bike was the last I bought. Just wasn't sure I had the self discipline to ride on the road I needed. As I got married, had kids, and began to think about my actions more prior to doing them, I decided I was ready for another road bike. As you can see, my old Norton is perfect for just a cruise in the country now and then. Was it the hot rod of it's day? Sure. Compared to today's bikes though it is more like a moped. lol It will get up and scoot, but it is a classic and I just enjoy watching the heads turn when I ride it.