So now, even when I can see a new motorcycle’s engine, I can also see that the days of having an interactive relationship with it are long gone. Somewhere hidden beneath an electronic management system, and layers of rider controls, there is still an internal combustion engine, but it’s an item of technological prowess beyond an enthusiast’s interactive comprehension. Today’s most modern of modern motorcycles are basically sophisticated robots on wheels, with broad ranges of user interfaces. While, as enthusiasts, we might think that we’re evaluating modern motorcycles, actually our motorcycles are evaluating us. Next week it might be an electric motor between our knees, and we might not even notice.