Missouri Senator John Danforth (R-MO) answered that question soon after I'd written those words, proposing legislation that would have affected the streetbikes you could buy in a highly negative way. Luckily, Danforth's entire premise-that high-horsepower superbikes were killing riders at a rate higher than smaller, less-powerful bikes-was ass-backward. Because Danforth was knee-jerking in a typical politico fashion, he acted on emotion and never did any research. If he had, he'd have learned that smaller-displacement motorcycles were damaging bodies and lives more often than bigger, faster bikes, which were less affordable to younger, less-experienced riders-riders who tended to crash more due to inexperience, a testosterone overdose or both. A handful of TV media dolts fanned the flames with irresponsible, sensationalistic "reports" showing a minority of clueless riders in action, wheelying- and crashing-their way across America's TV screens.