For you ADVRider guys coming in I see you in my tracker the conviction and possible New Trial matters are all linked, with courtroom videos here. And I spoke with William Hawksley here.
This would be much easier for me to convey if certain members and admins had not engaged in knee-jerk reactionary politics and played Lord of the Flies and booted me off. Whatever, I still follow through on what I fucking said I would fucking do, which was to ride my bike to the trial, provide professional coverage and commentary and inform the general and motorcycling community. Those of you who don't like that.... can kiss my black ass.
The 650R's biggest criticism -- "that think feels like a bicycle with an engine" -- is also its greatest attribute. It rides much lighter than it weighs, and the engine note as it approaches powerband is sublime. Kawasaki nailed it.