Main Motorcycle: KTM Duke 690
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Other Motorcycle: '95 Speedie & '82 CB750
Extra Motorcycle: RGV250 Trackie
Lefty when that came through from EXIF via email, I thought "If I post that someone will execute me". Fugly! I was fresh out of bed and still had a bit of a twinge - that thing fix'd that.
HAP, we still agree - that Kato is ugly. But it'd sure as hell blows my hair back. As hard as it is to accept Buddy, remember that Kato's are function before form, quite the opposite of your much loved moody Latin schit. I will even concede that Kato's bikes (excepting mine) are pretty bloody difficult to look at. Other exceptions are all their dirt machines: their road bikes are mildly hideous. However, you buy a Kato to ride it, not to sit it in a garage (or fuggn living room) and auto-flagellate. Do it one day, my beloved Mate! Go into a Kato dealership and say "My good Buddy Mick said I HAVE to test ride one of these beasts of awesomeness". You may see the world with renewed vigour.
"By looking at the difference between perceived danger and actual danger, you can fundamentally change your reaction." Chris Hadfield.