We have the thread “how many older riders ride Vfr’s?” To me it’s not such a big deal to ride a motorcycle seeing as I’ve been riding for close to 50 years. It’s a way of life. The only thing I see that prevents you from riding until you die, is the state of your health. As long as you can safely ride a bike, what’s stopping you? I’ve ridden so called sport bikes all my life. In my early riding career they were called cafe racers. Fun, but pretty much unreliable until the Japanese showed the way. I remember in 1971 riding a Bonneville in Italy when a casually dressed Italian pulled up alongside on a Cb750 Honda. It was the first I’d seen in the flesh. I was blown away by the look and sound of it. I’ve had sport bikes since that time including three gsxr1000’s. I’ve never owned a cruiser, and never will. I don’t see the attraction in riding a 800 lb behemoth with a slow engine, lousy handling, and for me uncomfortable riding position. There’s not a sport bike made that can’t be converted into a comfortable riding position. I’m on my second vfr and if I could only ride one bike ever again, it would be it. It does everything you need. Compared to a cruiser it’s a sport bike, but to me it’s just a great handling tourer. So, how many older riders ride a vfr but still ride sport bikes?