Do you yearn for the good old days (or wish you were coming of age) when you could get your license if you could ride around the block without falling off? Do you wish you could by a brand new bike with a couple of months take home wages? Do you have fond memories of the days when bikes had carburettors and right-side-up forks? OR Do you cringe at the thought of being set loose upon the roads without training and a Learner Approved Motorcycle? Are you happy to pay more for a reliable and better performing product? Are you glad to be in the flower of youth in an age when you can by a bike with 20,000 km service intervals, more power than you can possibly use and impeccable road manners? What is the golden age of motorcycling and why? For me, from a technical standpoint, the golden age is here and now. My current ride is the best I've owned or ridden since I began some 20 years ago. As for the riding context, I would rather ride in the pre-nanny state speed-camera free era of my youth.