Today why do we still have to kick? KTM has shown us that by removing all the parts and design cases without it there is no weight penalty! And with the new batterys Antigravity has a new 4 cell 220 CCA 13oz that can start a 1300cc VTwin you can put it in your pocket! So bike can be even lighter. Ok im going to hear I want kickstarter for a backup. I heard that one 40 years ago when elec start showed up on street bikes! You would not even dream of putting a kick on street bike now. A buddy with CRF450X said he has never touched the kick. Now with EFI the standard work better with a battery to run pump. So why are they still there?