I see that I'm alone... I ride a Honda CBR600RR and I love it. I have a car but here where I live is useless if you don't want to spend more than one hour on the road... So far, the only one who gets more mile to the gallon is Edge.
Luckily in South Africa we have reasonable good weather so on most days I drive my bike to work, a 2007 Honda Transalp. just love skipping traffic on the not so good days, or the days that i need to do the parental thing and drop and fetch kids from school, i drive my 2008 Opel Corsa lite. really fast and lite on fuel... just my road rage gets the better of me though
Yes they were cold in winter, I used to live in one when I was young before they got pulled down out our way. If I say we had those lovely frost patterns on the INSIDE of metal framed single glazed windows it should give you an idea of how just how cold they could get. This was before modern central heating was really a thing though. It was the old boiler behind the fireplace job which always burnt itself out middle of the night, nice and snug in living room etc but pretty pointless at night lol.
Might explain why I HATE hot weather, well that and being born in December lol, because this cold never really bothered me, just had the quilt and 1, maybe 2 if extremely cold, blankets.