meat popsicle, you are completely right, of course. It always depends of what you want to get out of your bike. For good mileage I ride my Diesel VW Golf TDI, which runs 100 km on 5 l, something which the LC4 can never achieve by far. I wanted a "nervous" bike which reacts to every move ov my right hand and i like it that way just fine. As unsuspected goodie the mileage of my flat slide carburetted LC4 seems not to have changed much from the BST, but this is not yet my definitive opinion, as I didn`t drive so much with it since the carburrettor change. I don´t mind cv-carbs in principle, have driven them a lot in british cars, but for a sports/fun/dirt bike I prefer the pumper type. But each to his/her/its own. I wouldn`t have changed, if i wouldn`t have gotten the flat slide carb at a bargain price.