Yeah it’s There is a niche of Motorcycles for every rider. I think I’ve found mine. Tiny enduros that can do 60mph.
Namely the VanVan, and TW200.
The VanVan is more appealing to me because of its looks alone. But the TW is lighter, has been on the market for 30 some years and had a reputation for apocalypse ready reliability. It’s also much more offroad ready only needing a beefier skid plate, and bark busters.
I could spend less and get more bike, sure. But I don’t want to have to work on my bike. So having something new, or nearly new is great. I want a regular maintenance, no headaches bike. Having a nice newer car has made me soft lol.
I’ve always thought the Grom, and Monkey are kind cool, but having top speeds of 50-55 they couldn’t leave town at which point you might as well have a moped...which I do.
Also I think I’m gonna sell the Veronica the Cabriolet. It’s worth pennies, but freeing up the money and space will make my wife more keen on me adopting the 2 wheeled hobby.