... not if they have a van. I think kick-start is just is one example demonstrating that progress can be a good thing now and then :) Now, I don't care if they keep it for 'authenticity', heck, it just might come in handy one day as backup... but given a choice, I'd never actually use it. is it lazy to use electric starter? Well, maybe - but then, isn't it lazy to ride a motorbike in the first place? If you're so athletic, hop on a bicycle.