first I read through many of the threads here and finally I understand that I really shoudn't start on a Supersport.
First I thought about an R6, but after reading this all here, I realize it's not a good choice for a beginner.
I am 32 years old, so pretty mature and most of the time I think before I do something. So much for my background....
OK, so all the 600s and 1000s are out of the question, but here's my dilemma, I really want something that at least looks sporty, I don't think I will be comfortable on any bike that doesn't appeal to me. So looks mean a lot to me.
I love the look of the R1, but this is way to powerful and all the 500s and lower don't appeal to me, but among the main manufacturers, I found this baby here, which looks very good to me, but it's not street legal! Damm!
A) So is there any other motorcycle that is a 125,250..."in-the-beginner-ballpark", but which is street legal and that looks like that one?
B) What if I'd do it like they do it in Germany!?
For the first 2 years you aren't allowed to ride a motorcycle powered higher than 34hp. So, you either buy something like that or your R1,R6,CBR600,GSX-R1000 etc.etc. will be modified and the horsepower dropped to 34hp. The only bummer there is, that the bike will have lost 5-10% of it's power after these 2 years, but I wouldn't mind that.
All answers, tips, hints, clues form experienced riders here are highly appreciated!