Currently using pedals..
Join Date: May 2015
Motorcycle: L5 600, '15 Victory Vegas 8-Ball
A lot of mistakes can happen while cornering, but that is only one part of street riding. You have to account for debris in the road, animals, humans, and cagers. It is all too easy to focus on. The first 3 seconds in front of you. In order to be a safe rider, you need to also look 10 seconds ahead and predict any potential threats that the roads, or driver's may present.
That's great you did the MSF course, but remember that you did well in a parking lot. This does not give you predisposed talent on the streets at speeds well over 15-20mph. Not to mention having to react in an actual emergency. In that event, you will always revert back to muscle memory, which you have not developed yet. Spend MORE time with emergency techniques in parking lots. Braking, swerving, etc... In this way, you will have better prepared yourself for real world scenarios.
But seriously, get a 300. If you plan on going to the track, those are mostly what will be passing you up because they are better riders. And if your significant other doesn't see the value in it, he needs to drop his ego, because there is no room for ego on a motorcycle.