faffi Posted April 10, 2020 Report Share Posted April 10, 2020 Back in the mid-80s, Kenny Roberts Sr. owned (at least) two street bikes; a Phazer 250 inline four and an FZ400 inline four. He rarely used the latter, finding it just a little bit faster, but not nearly as good handling. He described the 250 to be as close to a race bike as he could come for the street. Also, the limited power (it would still do 120 mph, though) meant he had to be inch perfect and keep the momentum up, simply because he did not have a bunch of power to correct any mistake. In other words, Roberts found the 250 more fun to ride due to it being both easier and more demanding to ride. Easy because it handled well. Demanding because he had to be perfect. All the time. So, what kind of street bike would you choose in order to have fun and, hopefully, become a better rider? And what type of bike is most likely to raise rider skill quickest - big, medium or small? With or without electronic aids? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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