92 percent of deaths on uk roads involve a motercycle.....norfolk county council safety records (so "they" say).....enjoy it i wish i could but my wife would hurt me if i got another one...sniffle.nothing like riding on a summers evening with "whole lotta rosir" in your ears.....humpf..
That statistic just has to be wrong for start.......and anyway, maybe try some off-road stuff for a change. Get a trials bike - at least as much fun as riding mountain bikes (but different), no inclination to thrash around at silly speeds on the road, cheap to tax/insure, enjoyable to work on/fettle and as competitive as you want it to be (like mtb's then..).
I had motorcycles from when I was 16 to around 45, but none were road bikes - they just don't do it for me. I keep toying with the idea of buying another - ideally a 320 Majesty or 320 SWM (twin shock, air cooled for twin shock trials).
Like this nice example - (but without that bloody headlight.....
Not as light (or fragile) as a modern trials bike, but a nice pokey, tractable disc-valve engine and still competitive in the right hands.