Let's see, here's my .02
Last summer I bought my first bike. It was an 09 R1. Last summer was also the first time that I rode ANY bike! I trained on a modified gXSR 750 (well technically because it had a 1000 engine fitted in with a monster extended swingarm in the back. I hated that bike and still hate it. (Ironically out of my friends that was the least modifed bike!) The throttle is twitchy and you never know how much power you are gonna get. My first and only accident was on that bike. I highsided half way down the street coming out of my dude's driveway. Got distracted and gave it waaaaaaay too much throttle, got scared and let the clutch out and hit the brakes at the same time. In the 3 seconds I was airborne I thought very hard about not doing that anymore, luckily I had full gear on so i survived no scratches. Anyway, the point is that it is all about how you ride and how much knowledge you have of your bike. If you respect the machine and slowly develop your skill, it wouldn't matter if a 'busa was your first bike. The ONLY reason i didnt get the R6 is because the 09R6 is azz-ugly to me, but i got an R1 and I'm so happy I did. The throttle on this bike is progressive and predictable, and i like the fact that I have tons of grip. The gxsr I trained on slid sometimes even with new tires! Everytime i see that bike I wanna knife the tires so nobody rides that pig!
2009 Black w/GYTR Exhausts
"Far reaching intelligent discourse is the privilege of the intuitive; the woeful remnant however, can only perceive ideology as far disposed from themselves as the edge of their nose from their cornea!" - G.D. 06/2008, a dark day of somber epiphany.
Last edited by GarethD; 01-14-2010 at 01:00 PM.