For the money, almost regardless of what you buy, motorcycles give you an unparalleled transportational experience. In what other field do youget true low-budget high performance and an uncomplicated attachment to the elements? (Sure, you can get sunburned and wind-tossed in your convertible, but if you switch on the air-conditioning you've already missed the point.) This plus the utility of a small, maneuverable machine (Why do you think couriers ride bikes in the most gridlocked cities in the world?), low fuel costs and the ability to park pretty much anywhere you want.