I love to survey riders. What do they want from riding? How would they like it to feel? How would they like it to look? Want is consistently answered with smoother, faster and increased confidence. Feel runs the gamut through smooth, solid, stable and predictable. Look also ranks smooth above all, followed by fast, which translates into hanging off, knee on the floor. That is the dream. All sportbike riders are somewhat crestfallen until that magic moment finally comes: the krchchshh of getting a knee down. If only the photographer had been in that corner, on that lap! In the evolution of our species we've gone from knuckle dragging to knee dragging.