Touring on the Ducati down the Pacific Coast this last few days has brought me to an interesting observation. Any time someone wants to chat about my bike on the side of the road the conversation is always about fuel economy. People want to know range and economy, even other riders!
Any conversation about performance or even inquires about how much Ducatis cost is either secondary or doesn't come up.
I find it interesting that opportunities for fuel savings is how folks are perceiving motorcycles right now.