These days small-displacement motorcycles all too often get classified as starter bikes, which is a shame. While light, economical, approachable motorcycles are certainly a better choice for new riders than heavy, expensive, intimidating ones, smaller bikes also have a lot to offer experienced riders. Things like simplicity and purity. By stripping away a lot of nice-to-have but not need-to-have features, what you’re left with is the essence of riding.
And let’s not forget, Robert M. Pirsig, as recounted in his book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” rode from Minnesota to California on 305cc Honda CB77 Super Hawk, with his son Chris on the back and laden with camping gear. They didn’t get there fast, but then again, it was more about the journey than the destination.
It’s time to use a little less. Have it all. Ride Pure.
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