Factor in the ascendant price of super unleaded along with any other consumable you can name and let’s just say I’m more enthusiastic about technology that’s scaled to real life. Stepping back from the cutting edge doesn’t seem so bad, especially if it saves me a few bucks. Yamaha’s YZF750 is still a fantastic motorcycle, and a bona fide steal at $3350 for the 96 model I’m looking at here. The fact of the matter, weather you’re willing to admit it or not, is that most mortals go faster at the track with a modern 600 than they are on any sort of modern liter-class weapon. My BMW 800GS will gap the average ham-fist on the nasty, dirty, deliciously tight ribbons of neglected asphalt around here. So why pay more –– insurance, fuel, tires…you name it –– to swing a bigger stick than you can use? Especially these days.