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Rode all manner of 2-wheeed motorized vehicles since age 11. Was a motorcycle courier in downtown Washington, DC from 1969-through 1985, full and part-time. Opened The Right Track Motorcycle Driver Training School in Silver Spring, MD in summer of '73. Consulted with MSF on development of original curriculum. Have owned four BMW's, countless Japanese bikes of all brands and have recently stopped riding off-road. The Duke is as much as 80-90 lbs lighter than my BMW F 650 GS, has an aftermarket exhaust, and has the same or better p/w ratio, so I'm very satisfied with power, braking and handling.