Here’s a little bit of truth for you: One afternoon, as I waited for the parts guy to pull the parts I’d requested for my EX500 race bike, I wandered amongst the bikes for sale at my local Kawasaki dealership. The salesman was talking with a sixteen-ish kid and looking at the new and used 1000cc sportbikes in the showroom when the kid asked which of the bikes was fastest in the quarter mile. Without missing a beat, the salesman looked at the kid and said, “Neither with you on it. You’d loop it off the line.” The kid just stood there in stunned silence, blinking, as if searching for oxygen. After a moment, the salesman steered the newly humbled customer towards a 600.