Well I finally went out for a ride on my brand-new R6. It seems like I have become a newb all over again.
I have had my license for about 3 years. I have taken the BCSC course and my last bike was a 600. (see pic)
However, this is my first sportbike and the first time I have ridden in over a year... and let me tell you it shows.
I find I am having a really hard time getting the hang of shifting this thing. I look like someone trying to learn how to learn a standard. I am just fine shifting up ... but when I try to drop it through the gears towards a stop sign or light ... i am really jerky.
I have good traffic skills and what not but I am really rough downshifting. Is it just a question of getting used to the bike? Or is it time to go back to school?!
I think part of the problem might be the boots I have. I have Icon Motorhead boots. The toe is huge on them ... I find I really don't have a good feel for the shifter with them. I know most folks have Sidi Vertigos here. The toe seems like it would give better feeling. Money is not a issue... riding safely is.
Any pointers on getting used to a new bike?