FLCN72 thank you for bringing this topic up. Though I agree with DEPUTY, still the pros and cons discussed are a great help to all interested parties. I mean surely in the end its up to each and every person to decide for himself. I started out on a 50cc scooter. Never owned anything bigger, but used to borrow my friends 250 suzuki every now and then; all that was 5 years ago. I was hoping to go straight to the Busa this year but times are tough so I am hoping ‘05 it shall be. I do not consider myself an idiot nor do I see anyone on this topic post anything RIGHT or WRONG. FLCN72 said it was an opinion and I truly agree with that, and truly believe that if one is careful and does his research right and has respect for whatever machine is ridden, there will be lesser risk on amateur mistakes. I am known to be a detail person and believe in praticed makes perfect. Though motorcycles are similar, I consider that each machine needs its pratice to perfect. Better said:
“A LOT of knowing how to ride a bike of ANY kind is the maturity of the rider. Not maturity as in age, but maturity as in HOW you ride the bike. A mature person will KNOW in advance what his limitations are and take whatever steps are necessary to get those limitations corrected or improved upon. An immature person will become a statistic...no matter WHAT he is riding or driving. Thinning”
“Remember a very old saying "you must first crawl before you walk" To take it further”
Surely, but to get to walk some babies can observe, and then try without being put up straight with help. That observation is all the research that I am doing, being put up straight with help would be all the bikes I have to ride before the Busa.
But advice is good, and sometimes makes the observation and research more concrete. It’s always good to hear opinions to come up with ones own! Thanx