Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Hendersonville, TN USA 37075
All I can say is watch out for that first step, in case of a R1, it is a very big one and so is that first fall. I learned on dirt bike 100cc, then 250 enduro then 250/Open MX then Street 1000 (which was totaled in 2 months). I learned how a motorcycle works off road first. The dirt experiance allowed me to pick the spot to land if I had no choice but to crash. If you ride a street bike, crashing is certain and just a matter of time. My point is with little or no prior motorcycle experiance, get a 600F2 or similar, no bigger. If you have a level head and are good off road, a big bike should not be a problem.