Re: Are bikes getting heavier?
A friend lent me a Kawasaki Vulcan V-twin once and it handled as you say ... overall, it was HORRIBLE handling, compared to the Moto Guzzi I was riding at the time.
I don't remember my old Harleys (a '54, a '65, and an '84) as being bad or distressing handlers, falling into turns at low speed and such .. they WERE slow-handling, and limited by their suspensions (the '54 was a rigid), but didn't take long to get used to.
At no time in history have the people forcing other people into compliance been the good guys.
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