I have been away from bikes for about 11 years - went back and joined a few Facebook groups to find riding buddies - realised I now talk like a sports bike rider but ride like a Harley touring riderI act like im out there, pushing limits. Really, I'm more like the embalmed guy, 90% of the time. I have not had too many street rides where consequences didnt factor in, somehow. There were a few times when I didnt care, or didnt have time to care, but finding a place where you can use these bikes, in their upper 25% is difficult. We had open roads, years ago, but those are filled with Wal Mart and Applebees.
That's why dirt riding is better. You might risk physical injury, but you can find the bikes limits, and use them.