Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Marina del Rey, California
I frequently travel to countries in Asia and Africa where many taxis are motorcycles. When they are waiting for customers, many drivers sit on their bikes with the side stand out as they contemplate the issues of the day. Some even take a nap that way, streching out on the long seat. Practically all these bikes are 'cheap Chinese' but they sure are durable under these typically very harsh conditions, what with the roads and the heavy loads they often carry, as in three people at a time. You would think the combination of German design and Indian manufacturing would prevent the sidestand issue, but I guess nobody's perfect.
2018 G 310 R, 2016 C 650 Sport and 1976 (!) Yamaha XS650