I showed her pics of the GS500F and she said that she liked the side profile view but didn’t like the way it looked from the front. In fact, she didn’t know the 2 pics I showed here were the same bike! I told her that if she thinks it looks ugly from the front that’s ok because not many people will be seeing you from in front for very long .
But, it didn’t do any good. Her squidly friends have beaten me to the punch and explained to her that twin cylinder bikes are pointless and that she should be looking into fours. Trying to undo the damage they have done to her motorcycle fantasy world is hard!
EDIT: Bear in mind that her squidly friends are the guys who all started on 80cc dirtbikes living out in the boonies or Honda F2s and F3s back when 600cc sportbikes still had some degree of mild-manneredness to them.