Really felt bad for guy in 928 black Porshe picking up his brand new EX500 at North Shore (Bay??) Suzuki today. First I took the parking space he intended to park in but drove past then made a u-turn. Then I witness the guy confidently climbing on his EX that shop prepped and cleaned for him and he is bouncing up and down then braking fronts to check shocks and is very proud of himself. After a few minutes he decides to get off and newbie guy forgets motorcycles have kickstands and as bike goes past point of no return he breaks fall by sticking his left leg out. Needless to say bike ends up on top of his left knee as I briskly walk over to get bike off him. Dude doesn't even say thanks as I'm keeping it upright and he insists he's got it even though he's pushing the bike over to the right now. He finally figures out how the kickstand works and we gently lean the bike onto it.
It is guys/girls like this that end up statistics on the road just because they can. I am a great believer that anybody who wants to ride should start on a small dirtbike. Soft earth is much better than tarmac when the inevitable happens. No damage to the bike but I'm sure his knee will be a daily reminder for a few days. Lesson One learned.