I believe what most are looking for when it comes to the age old argument – to 600cc or not to 600cc – is not validation, but a solid argument that is fully rounded and takes many things into account. For example, other than the post above who decided to buy a semi-truck on two wheels (no offense and I hope all goes well but I’ll leave it to others to go there)- how come I cant seem to find posts of experienced riders coming forth saying – ” I started out on a 600cc and omg was that a mistake, and here are the reasons why and what horrible things I experienced…”
Instead what newbies (like myself) read is “I started out on a 250cc bike and I can tell you right now that you cant learn on a 600, how do I know? I just know that the little Ninja kicked my butt from NY to Cali so I cant imagine having ridden the big bore when I started. Today I’m riding a Yamaha R6 and man I’m tellin’ ya youre not gonna be able to handle it.” (well what about the other bikes with the same displacement that are NOT tuned to be a super-rocket at high revs? there’s simply no mention at all about this)
Or how about the fact that the phrase 600cc doesnt always mean 160hp engine tuned at the high end for absolute max power output for a racetrack. What about the other machines that put out 70hp that are tuned so they can usuable at normal street riding?
It’s all about that magic word “600cc” that seems to captivate the entire crowd to hold it up as a symbol of the upmost awesome power imaginable never taking into account the entire range of this class of engine size.
So for me and I’m sure for many others, validation is not what we seek. It is a solid debate with solid arguments grounded on solid advice rather than misty airy fairy phrases such as – “that there bikes gonna kick yer arse newbie, go with the mini”
Does anyone see what I’m saying? Can anyone point me to a spot where these tidbits from experienced riders is set forth in a tactful and comprehensible fullfilling manner? Give us some goods folks! I know ya got em and youre all holding back on us! Give us some MEAT to chew on!! Were NEW. Were hungry!!