Has anyone ever noticed that a lot of new riders come here (and I congratulate them for that!) and say something to the effect of: "I jsut finished reading all the first sportbike threads, but I still think I need a ('busa, ZX12, R1, take your pick), because I (insert dumb reason here). Any suggestions?"
First of all, why ask a question you don't want to hear the answer to?
Second of all, why is it that these people all think that they are different, (like everyone else), that the years and years of experience present in this forum somehow don't apply to them?
Not that I'm some paragon of truth, morality, or genius, but when I decided I wanted to ride, I researched every bike out there, and asked advice from people I knew and respected. Not once did I ever assume that I would be different from everyone else and somehow master my first bike within a matter of days.
I lust after an R6 or better yet a silver 02 R1, I'm not going to run out and buy one because I know that they aren't the only bikes out there, and I know that they wouldn't be the best bike for my experience and riding style.
Can anyone help me understand this phenomenon?