Just using Rossi as an example of motorcycle progression.
And your right, he doesn't ride on the street. Or so he said on a show I have tucked away.
A lot of new riders run out and buy the liter bikes because they think they can handle it. Or there friend has one.
A story from Vancouver a few years ago.
These two guys walk into a showroom. One guy has a new liter bike parked outside, his friend wants one like it but in a diferent color, oh and he just got his leaners.
The sales man sells him a new bike, helmet, boots, gloves, riding suite.
Now the bikes are outside the new rider all decked out in color coordinated bike and leathers.
So they fire up the bikes and take off up the street at a high rate of speed.
Two blocks later it all comes to a sudden stop when the new guy on his new bike fails to stop and for a red light,and crashes into a car.
The rider is ok the bike is not. So what does he do?
Him and his buddy push the broken bike back to the dealer and buy another one.
Made the salesmans day.
Some guys just have 2 much money...