Some people may be quicker learners slick, but nothing rates as high as On The Road Experience when it comes to the school of Sportbikes. Something like, it's Early Fall in your area, and you are headed out for an early morning ride. What is the first thing you think of when you are on the road? Most new riders say something like fuel, gear, tire temp, etc. Book knowledge. Now ask an Experienced rider that same question, and he'll probably tell you that with the leaves falling off the trees, and with the early time of day what with the dew, their will probably be wet leaves in the road. Hence, slow down in all turns on back roads. Book knowledge? No. You have to learn things like that from riding. And that is just ONE of MANY things that are learned on the road.