Less power

Old Bike Australasia - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

In the real world, there is such a thing as too much power – heresy? If you need a bar­rage of elec­tronic re­strain­ers to stop you from crash­ing and burn­ing spec­tac­u­larly, I would sug­gest you have more power than your abil­ity and the cir­cum­stances re­quire. How much sat­is­fac­tion can there be in sim­ply wind­ing on the throt­tle un­til the elec­tron­ics or the High­way pa­trol step in and spoil your party af­ter 3.9 sec­onds? Some of my most en­joy­able mo­tor­ing ex­pe­ri­ences have been on a Yamaha AS1 two stroke twin and a Dai­hatsu 360cc two stroke twin car. In each case skill and ef­fort were needed to reach mod­er­ate speed which re­sulted in a thrill and sat­is­fac­tion. Speed, the mo­tor­ing sense, is like other ad­dic­tive drugs. One re­quires a tol­er­ance and re­quires more and more to get the same high. Just say no! Get a 2125. The only ones who’ll re­gret it are the bank and the State Debt Re­cov­ery. PS: An ar­ti­cle on the Yamaha AS1,2,3,4,5 twins please? Den­nis Ham­mond Ul­timo, NSW Good point. Watch for an ar­ti­cle on the lit­tle Yamaha twins soon. - Ed

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