... and Sunday early in the morning they got their Ducati some-sort-of-hellish-loud superbikes out and warmed them motors up infront of the garage.
I should mention that if my last post sounds like I think cruisers are lame and all superbikes are great, I need to clarify:
ANY bike can be turned into a loud obnoxious "look at me I'm a 16 year old girl with boobs" type thing... Back in southern Ontario there's a big crowd of supersport owners who buy full leathers to ride to the coffee shop. But there's also a big crowd of cruiser owners who want everything chrome, leather, and LOUD, and they seem to think other people think they're kewal dudes!
I used to be sleeping in my hammock in my backyard on a quiet rural street, when out of nowhere 30 of the retarded things would go flying by and wake me up! Granted, these people were marginally better than the supersport coffee shop crowd, because they were actually riding
their bikes, but still.
Usually the factory exhaust on a bike is at least as good if not better at removing spent fuel and air out of your engine (i.e. aftermarket pipes tend to NOT make any more power), so all they do is add to the noise. QUIET THE FUCK DOWN PEOPLE!
As I said, both my previous bikes had factory mufflers, and if/when I buy one again, it's factory mufflers for me! I'll just slap on a couple hard cases for luggage, and hit the road!
Here's what I want: (A Yamaha FZ9)