Despite my size and penchant for large V-Twin Cruisers I've always had a soft spot for small and medium weight motorcycles. I suspect part of the attraction is because I had so much fun on them as a kid, and the other part because they just feel right to me. My first "real" bike was a Honda Super 90 of indeterminate vintage. I horse traded a lawn mower engine mini-bike for the thing, and then proceeded to ride the wheels off it. I even used it for a trail bike after I'd graduated to larger street bikes. I also owned a raft of 250's and 350's including a 1966 Suzuki X-6 Hustler. Which despite displacing a mere quarter of a liter, was just about the fastest thing under 500cc that you could buy at the time. When you're learning to ride, a pipey, quick handling two stroke, is the deep end of the pool and when I fired up the X-6 for the first time I knew the "No Lifeguard on Duty" sign had just been nailed to the wall. But I survived, in part through sheer luck, but also because the Hustler was fundamentally a great handling, easy to ride bike, with its own strong sense of self preservation.