Sorry but I just have to say it: What a dumb ass this guy was!!
First bike too??
In cases like this I often wonder whether the guy decided to get it himself or some commission hungry salesperson pushed the sale??
....ah,the natural process for the weeding out of the worthless of the species continues.......
Guy in the R1 forum wrote: The insurance adjuster should be here tomorrow though, and i'll be back on one wheel in no time!
A similar incident made the rounds in the 929 forum not too long ago. I don't think it was a first bike, but the guy totaled a 929 while wheelying, bought a new 929 with the insurance loot, and totaled it in wheely gone bad, unfortunately injuring himself seriously in the process.
And we wonder why sportbike insurance premiums are so high.
I really don't like paying high insurance rates because of guys like that
Maybe there should be a size limit for new riders like in some other countries. I totally agree with making people ride small bikes for a few years untill they get some experience.