I definitely see your points Jonathan. It definitely is better to learn on the type of bike you will be getting then some bike that is vastly different. I would definitely treat a harley or some other bike that is a lot heavier than mine a lot different than the bike I have now. I guess that is one of the disadvantages of starting on a smaller bike, sometimes they feel more like ‘toys’ than actual vehicles (and that can lead to hooliganism! hah!)
As a rule I try and discourage others from getting larger bikes, but depending on the circumstances I think starting on a bigger bike might be more ideal than starting on a 250. I think sometimes I get caught up in the notion that starting on a big bike is ‘impossible for a newbie’ when in reality it is just ‘harder’.
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