I have been reading some threads and noticied that there seems to be a lot of seasoned riders complainning about the choices new riders are making when getting their bikes.
I read a recent post where someone (new to the sport) just purchased an R6 for their first bike. Other riders have gone as far to say that they would not ride with this person as a result of their bike choice. Not because it was a "Yam" but because it is to much bike for a newby.
I really don't understand what the problem is here? Its not the bike, its the person riding it. Isn't it? It's like saying that guns kill people, when really, its people that kill people (sorry for the kliche). I think that a new rider that can afford to buy a new bike is buying the most technologically advanced, most safe bike to date and is buying a much safer bike than one made even 5 years ago. He or will not be using all the power the bike has but atleast its there when they will need it (to pull away from or manuver around the cagers).
In my opinion those little scooters are 10 times more dangerous than any 600 c.c. plus sports bike.