Try 10000x worse.Vantage said:Sort of like getting LSS on a first sports car (actually 10X worse, due to the power).
Andy, i totally agree. I hate sounding preachy but when someone hasn't ridden they just can't possibly know. Buying an R1 as a first bike is exactly the same as playing russian roulette. It is an incredible risk and also totally unnecessary because so many slower bikes are still so much fun.andykeck said:
Here's where I'll get a little preachy. I'll do this because I love all the Elise community like brothers and sisters. Also because there's an uncomfortable number of people that I've known that have died in motorcycle accidents. More still that walk a little funny or don't look too good without a shirt anymore. So here it goes: If you're thinking that an R1 is a great first bike, that tells me either that you do not yet know enough about motorcycling to be buying a bike, or that you are a fool. And from your posts here I don't think you're a fool, so go and learn. Ask your instructors for advice. Ask other riders that you respect what they think. And realize that even in the end if you get a bike a lot less powerful than an R1, it will still have the acceleration to make the Elise feel like a turd.
The thread wasn't about the R1, it was me asking an honest question about a CBR600F4i - which Ground Loop attacked me for if I remember correctly.shay2nak said:really? I don't remember seeing a thread on this or maybe I didn't pay attention.