unfortunately you are correct. dealers think: why not sell a newbie a 1000? if they don't buy it from us they'll still buy it so why shoudn't i profit from it? better me than you mentality... much as i hate to say it the u.s. would be better off with tiered licensing... but thats just my 0.02, too many inexperienced riders getting 1000's or busa's so they can be the MAN.bigger is better? right?? RIGHT??? even though they have zero idea how to ride.