i can agree w/ that as the auto tranny takes the feel out of the experience. it's also the same in mexico too. people floor it to the next light jamb on the brakes. what a waste of gas and brakes. my guess is most do not know how to corner a vehicle properly and really drive it and thus just rely on that fast rush of straight acceleration as the only exciting part. can't say how many times i've been behind cars and bikes in the us and mex. and they accelerate like crazy straight ahead and then drive painfully slow when the curves hit. most people have no clue even what happens under a hood and my guess is the major of motorcyclist might not how their machines truely work either. scooter owners don't even care as it transportation only.