WM,
True enough. Back in the late sixties I rode my B25 as a daily commuter for a couple of years. I could almost go the week on 50 cents worth of gas at 27 cents a gallon for hi test. The B25 would ping terribly on regular. I didn't have any good riding gear in those days so the winters were tough on my 12 mile commute one way. The B25 held up pretty good for those two years. Today, my only remaining BSA gets out a couple times a year and some times for only a run around the block.
Mr Mike