As a late forties new rider ( and I mean real late), I've had a gut full of people hearing I've bought a motorbike and replying with "oh so your having a midlife crisis". Even people I have only just met! I bought for the enjoyment of seeing a bit more of the countryside in an adrenaline charged mode of transport , not so I can ride past shop windows checking how young and cool I look and hoping to pick up girls twenty years my junior. Are there other twilight aged riders out there that suffer the same fate???