Great read! I met you in at the Red Frog bar in Copan Honduras and remembered the "no fumar espanol" excuse for the police and told it to many people. I agree with you on the smaller bikes being better for Latin America. When I lived there I had a couple chinese 200's and rode them throughout Central America. Yea the bigger bikes are great but when there is always a cow or pot hole in the road, the extra power isn't necessary. Looking forward to the next RR!