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Old 06-04-2018, 03:31 PM
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Today's Superbike's are frighteningly fast, even for an experienced rider. New technology can lead you into a false sense of security, like wheelie control, traction control, etc., which allows the rider an easier path to approach the limits of the machine. I was hit 3 times in my younger years, but didn't give up riding until I hit an object on a winding, mountain road in Ireland, and was directed smartly into a rock wall. Luckily I got away with a torn ACL. My last two bikes were Ducati's, as I've always had a love affair with their earlier bikes. The new Ducati's are rocket ships, and there's just no way I'd trust myself on one of them. Those guys that run the Isle of Man are from another planet.