But then again, what is the fun in that? And where is the connection to the heroes of yesterday? You know, the ones you read about over and over in your stack of pre-internet magazines (no, not Playboy! Cycle World, Cycle and Motorcyclist). Guys like Barry Sheene, Kenny Roberts, and Wayne Rainey were unbeatable. Sure, Rossi is good, but without ABS, traction control and fuel injection mapping you do have to wonder...
So, what are your options? Oh man! CB750/900/1100...KZ750/1000...Z1...GS1000...RD400. In truth, you could even go with a seventies Bonneville and create your own John Player Special! The key is in the fairing. It is the one item that instantly changes your bike from a generic standard to something special...and from there the search begins: Kerker pipes...Morris Mags...a copy of the June issue from '77 with the redhead in the centerfold...