Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, OR USA 97211
No. I rode an '88 ex 500 for a few years before I moved up to an R6, and looking back I probably should have waited even longer. I had a couple of close calls within the first few weeks I had the bike. As much as I love my R6, I'm very glad it wasn't my first ride or I probably wouldn't be around to type this. I'd recommend starting on an old bike (you're *going* to drop it) and take it slow...