Posted: 21 May 2010
And yet it isn't. Yes, you have to get togged up in decent clothes, and yes, the race harnesses are a pain in petrol stations, or when you realise that the key is in your jeans pocket but you've already strapped yourself down, but when you're settled onto the carbon slivers the Superlight calls ‘seats', it's more comfortable than the Roadsport. Really.
It's quieter inside a helmet, even on the M25 in rush hour. You can get in and out more easily (you just step in) and the seats mould to you rather than the other way around. You can see more. You can feel more. It feels more real, more connected and worth every single second of that harness-related faff. Even doing the day-to-day stuff, modern technology means that the engine doesn't fluff, the gearbox doesn't whine or clunk, the road manners are totally useable.