IMO, there's no point in getting a big bike if you can't handle it properly, or use its nuts-wrenching power. If you can use it, get a Busa or literbike, more power to you. If you can't use it, this where you'll understand why MANY experienced riders and track junkies advise on "starting small crap". If you're in the middle and doubt yourself whether you can use 120-160+ RWHP or not, that's when you hit the pavement or crash.
Big bikes are very sensitive and will break or spin out the rear tire if you use too much throttle or close the throttle and back on again (the difference is very small) during leans or turns. This isn't just newbie mistakes, even experienced riders have to know exactly what they're doing 100% of the time, and sometimes they have to feather the clutch. With small bikes (600s and below), they're relatively forgiving, and most of them won't spin out the rear tire in lean, unless the bike is overrevved or the tires are cold. Literbikes will spin out the tire even while going straight, and they'd wheelie in almost every gear.
Last edited by Z_Fanatic; 04-14-2005 at 07:48 PM.