As a motorcyclist I love the twisties. I love the acceleration and speed that comes with it. Sure, I regularly commute to get ahead of traffic and park easily, but for me this has never been the primary motivation behind this madness. So it is fair then, to assume that I will end up with a bad driving record. Yes, you could say "don't get caught" or "speed in the right place". But eventually, as you get faster, you'll get caught. Probably once, twice, thrice, or more. I can't see how, in the long run, you could get away from this fact. Until now, when calculating my ongoing costs, I thought I included everything from tyres, chains, fuel, oil, etc. Now I realize that speeding tickets are an ongoing cost. I'm sure there are those who would "never" speed and always do the "right" thing. That's cool. But I can't resist a good road. Let's face it, you don't have to be riding fast to break the rules. So how many of you long-time riders have a clean record? What's your yearly budget on tickets ?