6. Rain


As I wrote in my 2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS review, I love riding in the rain. I always have. So, I have no sympathy when the go fast, turn left auto racing crowd gets its collective undies in a bunch over moisture on the track. Motorcycle racing in the rain has always been fun to watch and is also fun from the saddle. The advances in tire technology have turned the upper levels of rain racing into surprisingly close competitions where race craft, rather than the most powerful bike, plays the preeminent role.