So because you ride aggressive on the streets means this bike isn't tame enough for a relatively new rider to be okay on it?
I had only about 5000 miles on a motorcycle when I bought my S1000RR. Upgraded from a Yamaha R3. I was scared shitless for the first few months on the S1000RR and it hasn't seen over 120ish on the highway, and that was on a completely empty toll road out in the middle of nowhere. I don't ride aggressively on the street. Do you want to know why I got this bike? And it's not because I was looking at one, because that's not what it was. I was looking at getting a CBR600RR or a Daytona 675R but my local dealership had a '14 S1000 for about the same price as I would pay for a new 600 with just over 1000 miles. I figured I might as well take it for a rest ride. I have test rode a few older liter bikes before and they scared me too much, there was no way I was ready for that. But the S1000RR is comfortable, applies power smoothly, and has tons of electronics to help save my ass if I get in trouble.
I have been riding this bike for about 6 months now, put about 6000 miles on it, and multiple track days and am yet to go down or come close to killing myself.
This is definitely a case of it's more about the rider. I would never recommend this bike to a new rider, I honestly had a hard time making this decision knowing it was more bike than I could handle. But now, there isn't a day I hop on it that I wish I had gotten anything else. I still think it's more power than I need/want, but I am in love with my bike now.
Lol, had about 2800 miles total, on an MV Agusta Brutale 675 before this beast. 8 track days and 3400 miles later I'm an advanced level rider. I'm sorry, but talking up how hardcore of a street rider he is makes me laugh so much I piss myself a little. Everyone thinks they're Max Wrist these days
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