Re: New in every sense
I rode a 2-stroke 125cc dirt bike w/ plates everywhere for my teenage years, then eventually got my first road bike: a '79 CB650 w/ 50k miles. The equivalent of a current Triumph Bonneville (>500 lbs, ~70 hp at best), but a lot cheaper to fix when I dropped it -- which I did, a lot. Switching to sport bikes was fun -- after I was ready, a few years and lots of miles under my belt. If you want a new sport bike now, the Ninja 300 is supposed to be amazing. My wife is on her second year on an old-gen Ninja 250, and still learning the performance envelope of that worthy bike. Broken levers and turn signals are cheap and easy to fix. When you find yourself on the ground under a 250, you can probably pick it right up off you. Not so on a new GSXR750. These people are flaming you because they care -- we all want you to live. Whoever sold you, a new rider, a 750, was irresponsible. You'll have a lot more fun on a lighter, smaller bike for the first 10,000 miles.