Not too long ago, I was downright fearful of liter-bikes. I’d heard all the admonitions from the uninitiated: "Those things wheelie and spin the tire like crazy, and will put you on the ground before you know it!" Over the course of the past 2.5 years’ testing, I’ve had the opportunity to pilot a number of 150-horsepower machines, and it’s been an eye-opening experience. Turns out they _are _fire-breathing monsters that wheelie and spin the tire like crazy. They’re also a helluva lotta fun!