I was browsing sportbikes.net, and came across this post about tiered riding.
What's your guys opinons on this? Really when you think about it, anybody can just go out and buy a brand spankin new GSXR-1000 without a licence, and then proceed to kill himself when he tries to learn how to ride on it. Many countries have adopted a Tiered system, like Australia and parts of Europe, to put new riders on small displacement machines like 250's to gain experience.
Here's just a example of a newbie with a huge ego on a fast new bike. Take the time to scroll thru the post dates to find the info.
"I'll try to do a synopsis -
4/29/03 - High school chick buys an R6 as a first bike.
5/2/03 - Wreck #1, car pulled out, supposedly "unavoidable"
5/16/03 - Uses insurance money to buy new used R6
5/16/03 - Wreck #2, went off in a corner, serious injuries, took a helicopter ride to the hospital, over night stay, no insurance since she only had the bike 1 day
5/18/03 - First post since wreck, says she can't wait to fix the R6 and ride again
If you actually take the time to read the huge thread, this girl has the biggest ego I have ever seen. She refuses to take advice from more experienced people, laughs at the thought of riding a 250, and laughs at the thought of taking the MSF class."