Ok ok you like BS, ok they are the best, no correlation to racing. You say there is no correlation to racing, then there isn't. Ok matey, your tourer is every bit as good if not better than a sports bike in every way you can imagine(see what I did there).
You have picked the perfect bike you clever clever boy.
Tourers are simply the best and you are the one to have convinced me of that. According to you tourers are faster than sports bike.
Seriously I haven't read such drivel, something more boringly biased and unsupported than your last post here. All there is is you saying that tourers are good and BS are good because you say they are because you use them(insert bias inflection here).
You come across in both posts as a sad and bitter person who has been teased by sports bike guys about your chicken strips and also your choice of bike. Or worse you have no excuse except that maybe you are just a know all that can't accept that tourers are great for touring while sports bikes are the fastest of all straight line and in circles.
You say "Ultimately the speed a rider travels at is largely independent of the type of bike (except for in a straight line and on steep hills).".Next you will be telling me that tourers are better than pit bikes for competition.
Now I know you are one of those guys who continually cruise oblivious to the bikes swarming up behind you. You ride along carrying everything including the kitchen sink along with you.
You can't just except that your choice of bike is a tourer, slower and less responsive in handling than a sports bike. I imagine tourers are more comfy though, right, thats cool.
I have the utmost respect for most all riders and their choices of rides. You do not. I am glad you love your tourer but love it for what it is. I know heaps of guys that ride tourers and they like everyone else loves the shit out of their bike but they all know that their bike is good for touring and that it is not as fast as a one litre sports bike.
Most guys I know buy a sports tourer cause they can't handle the riding position on a sports bike, it hurts the wrists/arms. So for them its a compromise down to what they can usefully enjoy.
We all joke about having to get older and go to a tourer at some point then joke about going to a cruiser or death.lol
I love people riding scooters, good on them, when I am in the city next to one and see the rider all relaxed and doing it easy I think man that's a good choice of bike for hopping round the city.
You say I read too much into your chicken strip comment previously. I think you last post being so defensive shows I was bang on the money about you.
Sorry to have said all this but one of the things I like about riding is this craze cool bond I seem to have with almost all riders regardless of the type of bike. When I am at like the most boring event somewhere I can always find a fellow rider to talk to, its the best.
The thing I like least are big dick riders who are exclusive of others or elitist thinking they and their bike, their group is superior to all others.