So here is my dilemma, I am almost 20 years old and am not new to the world of two wheeled transportation. I started riding dirt bikes at age 7, and racing at age 15. So my question is this; I hear many people advising against purchasing a larger bike for their first, which I understand and completely agree with. However I am torn over if I should ignore these warnings in my first purchase. I have raced big bikes (250s and 450s) and am quite confident with my abilities on a bike, however I have never put them to the test on the road. Essentially I don't know whether this really would be my "first bike" and if the advise on forums regarding buying a larger bike (FZ8 in this case) apply to my situation. Please ignore my ignorance, I'm just trying to make a wise decision.