I don't know about "brilliant". All that was is just observations. You know it as well as I do, I just happened to be the one who said it. It really is a pet peeve of mine tho as it relates to the world today. As it relates to bikes, i don't care what anyone rides, but you sure won't catch me riding a gold wing. If you're going to ride what amounts to a car, why not get one with a roof to keep the rain out?
I literally laughed out loud...and you're right...I'm not exactly a Gold Wing guy either; not much difference between a gold wing and a convertible miata, except the additional two wheels. Heck, the Gold Wing may even be as heavy, LOL. Don't get me wrong, the gold wing type bikes are very, very nice...just not MY cup of tea.