Anyone who’s ever had an independent dog for a pet, one that’s big and likes to play but occasionally decides to ignore you and do its own thing to the furniture, will probably have a pretty good idea of what it’s like to live with a Buell X1 Lightning.
Mr. Tate rides California.
“I probably won’t need you tonight, dear,” said the gentleman to his wife as he stared lasciviously at Honda’s remarkable X4, throttle hand twitching. Yes, he was smitten, and no, she didn’t think he was being particularly funny. Odd thing is, I don’t think he was trying to be.
I think I have a new favourite BMW, even considering my aging body and the mildly sporty riding position.
When BMW offers the press a chance to ride their bikes, it’s best to take care not to get trampled in the rush.