ok, im probably gonna make people mad.
but its so fucking stupid how many people buy fast as fuck bikes and have no idea how to ride them.
i hear about so many kids that just bought an R1 or something like that after they have been riding around town for a couple months.
if your gonna buy a bike like that, learn to ride first. go to a track before you ever even touch a public road. then once you get decent at riding on a track, you will understand how dumb it is to drive such a fast bike on the street, when you cant even get close to its limits on the track.
i know quite a bit of bikers through my dirtbiker friends. one of them did exactly what i said, his first time ever on a motorcycle was on a track. he rode it around the pits for like an hour getting the basics down, then went on the track, took it slow, and did that for a couple months before he drove it on the road.
its some kind of low output aprilia, i think it might even be a 50cc. but its a little smaller than a normal sport bike, and i think its the type of bike you would ride if you were getting started in motorcycle racing.
its not fast, but its definatly not slow, and he rides the shit out of it. now he's at the point where he can drop knees anywhere and he's still not at the limit of the bikes potential, on a track. even further away from its limit on the street, obviously. but its pretty cool cause he shows up all the tools on r6's and shit so bad cause they have no idea how to ride.
ive done a bit of dirtbiking. i dont own one, but ive been borrowing my friends for like 5 years. and im planning on buying a track/street bike. and im gonna do it the same way. start on a track, then when i know what im doing ill take it to the street, but it will still be mainly for track use. im trying to decide if i want a sport bike or a super moto style bike.
and my opinion is the same with sports cars. IMO its just dumb for people to buy crazy fast cars when they are never gonna use even half of its potential. it makes way more sense to buy something slower so you can get close to its limits, if you can easily drive past its limits then even better.