It seems so odd that most people don't get it. They get it on the Sportster and vintage Vespa forums I belong to. On the Sportster forum there are a lot of very angry threads about Harley possibly selling an electric bike. Many feel that Harley is going to abandon them. The only company that still makes motorcycles that look, sound, and feel like motorcycles to them, and me. Look up at the top of the page. You'll see a rider on a heavily loaded bike out in the middle of nowhere. Take a closer look at that bike. It is a Royal Enfield Bullet, designed by the British in 1954, and now made in India. I have one. It is most definitely a machine. It has a single cylinder long stroke engine that sounds and feels something like a jackhammer. Especially with a non EPA aftermarket pipe on it, which mine has. It is about as crude and primitive as any new bike can get. I wonder why this forum chose that bike for the picture instead of the latest greatest thing from BMW or KTM? To me it is a true motorcycle, totally and completely unrefined. Scooters used to be very unrefined too. The first Vespas were barely rideable. But people rode them anyway. Todays Vespas feel electric, and there is no sound while you are riding. All you hear is wind. I am hesitant tom modify such a high quality scooter, but I am looking for an aftermarket pipe that will give me some engine noise. When I was a kid, I cut up wire clothes hangers and wrapped the wire around the frame, and left a little bit to stick into the wheel, so it would hit the spokes while I was riding and make a noise. Wealthier kids actually got battery powered fake motors to bolt on to their bikes, that would make an engine sound when you twisted the throttle. Love for the internal combustion engine has deep roots that go back well over a century. But I can see I'm not getting anyone to understand my attraction to them, so I might as well give up trying to explain it. I'm just saying the same thing over again. I can understand young people that were given an iPhone when they were still in the crib not getting it. But there are a lot of people my age or older that grew up with internal combustion engines, and they don't seem to get it either. I was born with a wrench in my hand and gasoline in my blood, and I'll always be that way. But for everyone else, enjoy whatever makes you happy. I may not understand, but I guess I really don't need to.