[Hey folks! New Guy here.. BanditGreg, from other forums like SV Rider and Cycle World, etc. Right now doing my 10-post "Time"..intro later!]
While some guys are "naturals", most of us aren't. I'm an older guy...been riding, oh, a LONG time; started on a Honda 50 when i was a kid, gradually moved northward through 100's, 125's, 250's, 500's, yadda yadda. Each time I moved up it seemed like a Quantum Shift of speed and power.
I worked in three Suzuki dealerships in the past. We'd get kids coming in and saying, "I've got CASH. What's the fastest thing ya got?"
We'd ask what the squid..oops, kid...had been riding before and too often the answer was, "Oh I used to ride my brother's old dirtbike around the yard".
Kool. And now you want a GSXR1300 Hayabusa.
BUT... Cash Talks and so yon master would nervously wobble out onto the highways on a shiny new 160 HP rocketship. Sometimes we'd see them come in for First Service with road rash on one side... sometimes they never showed back up at all...
I'm a firm believer in starting small and working up.
AND.. there's a lot to be gained by going DOWN in cc size! Small bikes... RIP!