Often, it's just big power making up for marginal skills and safety.
So what you saying gisxrnut?; I got no skills?????
Absolutely. A racetrack bears that out time and time again.
Can't wait till I get you on tha track (w/ my less than two years experience :lol:
Also, I would highly reccomend taking a motorcycle safety course.
Do it. You won't regret it.
I agree wholheartedly!
and are not quite as intimidating in terms of outright power as the new bikes
Agreed, newer superbikes are not inclined to allow you to make mistakes twice
They do not make as much HPs as the new bikes, but I think they are still VERY capable of intimidation. A 1997 is NOT the same as a 1987 either. SRAD bikes are still HP monsters.
albeit an alternative for people with a good dose of self-restraint and maturity
Heh, heh, most American males are very short on those qualities. Myself included!
The lack thereof has caused many of the accidents I've seen. I agree. If you are mature and can reel in the machoism crap, then you can ride just about anything as a beginner bike.
I do push myself on each ride but, my fear of skingrafts outweighs my ego...