You sure have a winner here
I’m partly with Ben (focus on getting her into stylish race leathers, which shouldn’t be too hard since the few ghostrider and other totally insane youtube videos that don’t end in a bloody crash have the guys in full leathers).
But I’m a stubborn man, and I say keep pushing “right the first time”. Let her know that a two stroke revs faster than an equivilant four stroke, but only twice as much. As a general rule a two stroke is twice as powerful as a four stroke of equal size (go figure, twice the number of detonations per rpm equals twice the power). So a 125cc two stroke is only roughly as powerful as a 250cc four stroke.
This isn’t strikly true, since two strokes don’t have to meet the same environmental standards as four strokes, two strokes are often more then twice the power of four strokes, but not by a huge margin, short of a 125GP bike, a 125 two stroke (such as the Aprilla 125) is not to be a straight line match for a 500cc bike.
So one tactic is to work on the angle that the only bike she has ridden was pretty much the same as a KLX 250 or WR250, and really, not much less friendly than a Ninja 250R. It was most certainly not in the same spectrum as the GS500.
Since she’s looking at the tuner and stunter world, see if you can find any reference to tuner 250Rs or customs…
I’m sure there are 250Rs and GS500s with “Poser Cred” (my new phrase).
I still think, if she hasn’t even ridden pillion one of these monsters she’s looking at, she needs to ask one of her experienced riding buddies to take her for a spin. Tell her, anything he can do with you on the back you can do alone on a 500 (with practice adn experience).
“The two seconds between ‘Oh S**!’ and the crash isn’t a lot of practice time.”