First of all, I agree with a lot of what has been said and replied to in my post. I just think that some people are more capable of starting off with a high performance bike than others. It is not to knock on the people that are timid of the power and would rather get something smaller. I think that is the right choice. But, if I would have bought something smaller for my first street bike, I would have been very disappointed. To tell me I don't know jack is the exact type of post I am talking about. You don't know how well I adapted, or how well i didn't. Each person is born differently. A highly coordinated person is going to adapt a lot easier to the required skills to ride a sport bike. That is all I am saying. And yes, I think I could have learned on a 929RR - Laugh all you want. It is just past experience on other things, and I adapted well. Yes, a lot more power, but I am not an idiot who is going to push my limits until I am ready. I too, have been down in the dirt over 100 times. And each time you get up, you learn something new. I tend to not push things like I did when I was younger. I am older, wiser, and above all else, the pavement is not forgiving. I will never ever be able to ride my CBR to its limits, and god forbid a 929, but when I get up in 4th gear on my 600, I would rather be on a 929, not for breaking the sound barrier, but for roll on power. I was never comparing three wheelers or four wheelers to street bikes. Read again if you have to. They are worlds different, and so are dirt bikes for that matter. But one thing that stays the same is throttle control. And the power is somewhat similar, All of them can get out of hand in a hurry. I just caught on quick because the power was something I was somewhat used to. I caught on quick to cornering as well. - There are more similarities in throttle control that in effect control everything else, and I just think my past was beneficial to my learning. I am just being honest, not trying to flame, not trying to disrespect anyone. It takes some longer than others. For those who don't understand the difference between two stroke and four stroke (which, I am sure some people in these forums have never ridden a two stroke), you would not understand the similarities in power between something of 250cc's and 600cc's. I don't find it impressive that someone has been riding for 500 years. Everyone is different. A football player does not have to be in the league for 12 years before he has a 100 yard game. Some adapt better, some don't. Who cares???? - It is all about how you handle things, and what feels comfortable to you, and having fun.