This year I'm taking a Level II class at California Bike school at Thunderbolt Raceway The track is at NJ Motorsports Raceway in southern NJ. Normally I would be really excited, but this year Keith Code, owner and unstoppable champion in the '80's is changing from a 30 year commitment with Kawasaki ZX-6's to the BMW SR1000RR's for the track. This bike has everything ever meant for the track.It has more computer control then the Pentagon, has close to 200+hp, and rides as good in the rain as it does on dry road.
It's BMW's first real foray into track riding. I took Level I last year and it was better than 3 good days at work. I have a ZX-14 and can safely say that this bike is a beast.
I started with a Rupp Roadster with a 4 1/2 hp Tecumseh engine with a governor, Then I moved onto a Honda SL-70 then into a ZX125 off road and then my first street bike was a 76 Honda CB360T (truly scary on the highway). Then I grew up and got an '82 Yamaha Seca 650 that it was just going to be just for a short time, and that short time lasted 10 years. I finally left my wife and got what I always wanted, a 1994 Suzuki Katana 1100. That lasted 16 loyal years and know I have the bike of my dreams. An '08 ZX-14 that will probably take me into retirement (10-15 years), and then my back an I have an agreement. For the duration of my riding career, I will have a cruiser something towards the likes of a Gold Wing or the likes. When you're in your 60's I figure that laying on the gas tank is not an option, and I will definitely need a reverse.
My wife will have 6G and can get on the internet any where she pleases, and if it rains, the bike will stay in the garage and the Bugatti will get some slab time.