The thrill of motorcycling comes not from safety or security, but from the excitement of taming a machine that will undoubtedly hurt you, should you get it wrong.
For many, many years I made my living by riding bikes and writing about it. In that time I did a few thousand laps of the Nordschleife on two wheels, not all of them slow.
But in the last few years my switch to four-wheels has been almost complete. Family, kids, VLN… no need for two wheel thrills, and a heightened fear of two wheel spills.
And if I ever feel the urge again? I’m just going to watch this video: