One thing I have noticed since swapping over to my@ is that on my daily 25mile each way commute to work. The other 2 dozen bikers passing the other way 90% ignore me, rather than nod like crazy when I was on my vfr,R1. etc. well Piss off you shallow minded gits! The same applies when I turn up at Matlock Bath (my local meet) the same happens then, old passing nods have stopped.
Oh well let those Kwaki riding toxic tree frogs have their way, after all if they found out the joys of the @ there wouldn't be enough of them to go round!
In the rest of Europe this narrow mindedness does not exist. In fact if you go to France, Germany etc. on your @ or simular, your the doggys plumbs!
Made a mate of mine laugh last weekend. We went for a jolly round the Peak District (home) & cat n Fiddle. He was stopping for fuel at 81 miles !!
It was then I told him at a push I could do that on reserve, never mind the main tank. He then had a spin on my @. Now he's on about swapping his Firestorm for an @. Supprise, suprise. another convert!!