Motorcycle Emptiness

Is it possible to get bored of riding a 1,000cc, 200mph Supersports bike?

Asking for a friend.


Last week my commutes were in the car.

It is brand spanking new; had 7 miles on the clock when it was delivered.

Normally I commute on the ZX10R, but the weather was dire last week.

So I made the daily round-trip in the car.

And with every mile I travelled in the car, the sheen of the ZX10R seemed to become slightly more dull.

I don’t know why, it just did.

And then, yesterday, there was a break in the rain, so I took the Ninja out for a little trip.

Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, back in to Leicestershire, and Nottinghamshire.

I travelled across some fantastic English countryside, and through some beautiful villages.

Sometimes I rode the Ninja as if it was a tourer, sometimes I opened the throttle and rode it hard, like the breathtaking supersports bike that it is.

I have no idea how I could feel remotely bored with it.

Maybe riding it to work on the same roads (weather permitting) day in, day out, was the cause?

Maybe the new car seduced me.

Whatever it was, it’s gone now.

I do wonder if I will ever be brave enough to switch the engine output to ‘full’.

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One Response to Motorcycle Emptiness

  1. Masher says:

    Doesn’t sound like there is any need to switch it to FULL. 🙂

    There are days when only a car will do.
    But, then there are days when only a bike will do,