You are right about the rocks. Every car I have owned in the last 20 years had the windshield cracked at least once from rocks on the highway.
The thing that will kill you is a truck throwing its tire tread. In the US they are allowed to use re-tread tires. Usually you can smell the rubber burning before it comes loose, and sometimes you can see it smoking.
If you are riding next to one when it flies off, it wont just kill you, it will take your head off.
Aside from all that, the appeal of riding a motorcycle for me is to be out on the open road, to enjoy the ride, the villages and towns and countryside that Im riding thru. Im seldom in a hurry to get where Im going, and riding on a giant runway with 3% grades and 1/4 mile radius curves is not something that I find enjoyable, or even interesting.
A two lane asphalt road with no centerline winding thru the hills and mountains, forests and streams, is my idea of motorcycle bliss.
An added benefit, at 60mph or less, my 650 with no windshield is perfect for the task.
Last edited by KCW; 05-15-2018 at 09:33 AM.