I am an old geezer. I got a great deal on a 2003 Yamaha R1. I replaced the fairing and took it to the shop for a dyno test and a tune up. I am not one to speed. I drive my truck at the speed limit or less. But when I get on that bike it is very hard to ride 65 when it will run over 100 mph in third gear. I rode harley davidson products before I got the Yamaha and I doubt I will ever own another Harley. Screw buying a bike because other people think it's cool or they approve of it. Any bike I buy in the future will be because I enjoy riding it.
Lets face the facts, it's fun as hell to ride a wheelie down the dotted line while everyone else is sitting still. I used to hate going to Chapel Hill, it's an hour and a half of stop and crawl in my truck. I make the ride in 25 minutes on my bike.