Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Magnolia, Texas
Truth is, there is hardly a bike on the market over half a liter that can't keep up on the freeway. So, you might consider a lot of other parameters for changing bikes. I know you're not considering it, but as an example, I opted for my CCT because not only will it do straight lines all day with ease, but it will do twisties with greater ease than most other "non" sport bikes of the size. Not that I do a lot of twisties either, but when the chance presents itself, It's nice to know that I can and not be bothered by having to compromise.
Maybe you've been on a bike for a long time now and really know what you want. If so, great. But if this is new to you and you are looking to step up, then do yourself a favor and think a little farther into the future. It's been my experience that IF you love to ride and plan to do so for some time, then odds are you will "outgrow" your bike if you limit yourself when buying.
And like VVB said, there is more to twisties than just the fun. It's a learning thing that also translates to better bike handling over all. This translates into safer riding. Good luck. Personally, I'm a fan of the aluminum frame bikes, but that's just me.
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