I totally agree. I started out on these at 12, and had a 125 and eventually a 490 afterward. I've had a good number of Yamahas and Kawasakis. Fewer Hondas and Suzukis, but the Hondas' aesthetics always rang my bells (I still think the VF1000R I had is one of the prettiest fully faired bikes ever made, and I do love the CB900f a whole bunch-other than the wheels).