Well, it's coming on spring and I am amazed. I stopped at a couple bike dealers the other day just to "look at new toys". While BSing, the Yam dealer said they have sold six R1's so far this year. The Kaw dealer has sold three Z12s. This is a small community.
On one hand I am glad there are more people getting into sport bikes. On the other, I feel sorry for these fools. I know most are kids, or first time riders. If they weren't, where were they last year when we were riding.
Last year the same thing happened. Then, come fall, there were so many "new" used bikes for sale the dealers were not taking any in on trade. Most owed more for the bike than what it was worth, thanks to full loans, and could afford neither the loan payments, or the insurance.
Does this happen everywhere? Oh to be young with a fat wallet and no bills.