in us? That makes a man mount a 700lb 2 wheeled vechile exposed to the elements and ride in traffic. I guess people are different. A guy walked up to me and said man that is a good looking bike,I love motorcycles but i am scared to death of them.My 14 year old used to ride on poker runs with me.But a freind of ours hit a car,Had to be airlifted to hospital.Now my son want get near that bike. I rode it to hospital to see him. Never gave it a second thought.When i ride i sometimes hit back roads and just putt along, Then theres times when its hit I-40 and Put the spurs to it. Just setting here thinking this morning. What makes you ride a motorcycle?