Since i've started riding daily, i've noticed when i'm on the bike or in my gear people want to talk to me. A few are other riders, majority are non-riders. On the Firestorm i have noticed people wind down windows to listen to the car. Guys in V8's blip their engines when i rock up. In the elevator at work people ask me which bike in the carpark is mine, what's it like etc. A Firestorm is nothing special but the reaction from people is sometimes like i am driving a Porsche GT2. The wife's Aprilia gets 100 times the attention i do. Does being a Rider open the doorway to red carpet treatment? Or is it just me?