A good 'used' bike then it could work. Still never on a new bike for I read all the time of those saying they will buy the best & just ride it sensibly. That might be so for the first week & if the bike is till upright & not damaged then they are going full chat & totally beyond their control.
Problem with a nicely broken in 'used' bike what are we talking about in milage & time for during those starting days the bike will be dropped every so often as the bike will be fitted with brakes way to touchy for a beginner to handle properly in those early days, that so many grab a handful of the front brake lever of a 500cc twin & dump the bike. On a sportbike just one finger will lock up the front wheel instantly. Most beginners reach out will all fingers to the clutch & brake levers when in actual fact only two are needed & again a hair to much, the front wheel locks & suddenly you go down with the bike for an "unknowen reason" since you were riding sensibly.
Give a newbie a costly .22 cal target rifle & he cannot hit the target any better then with a real chap rifle. So the same in the m/c world.
Fit a chap out with the very best of gear the experts use & he cannot step in with the experts & compete will with them in hockey, football, basketball, baseball, or you name it. A newbie is a BEGINNER no matter what & he/she is going to make a lot of errors through the years of working their way up to being close to experts.
Why do you think we have classes in m/c competition of where a new competitor is supplied a NOVICE number, & later a SENIOR number & colours in all cases to finally an EXPERT number?
Lastly we tend to go through such beliefs or thoughts almost yearly.
Last edited by Smitty; 04-16-2005 at 06:35 PM.