Comparing the skills/risks of cars vs bikes is not a valid argument. It takes much more skill to drive a bike well than a car.For what it's worth....My first sport car...with no prior sport car experience was a 911 Carrera 4 (997)....I moved to an Audi R8 1 year later. So you could say I kinda jumped into sport cars both feet in. I wouldn't of wanted a Mustang or Nissan 350 (not that there's anything wrong with either) because I was simply not interested in that type of vehicle.
I would never buy an EX250 (not that there's anything wrong with an EX250).
On the other hand, I do understand where you're coming from and started this thread to get an overall feel on what the opinions would be....so far...the majority seems to say...go for it!! Let's see if more people will chime in.
I've already placed the order for the S1K...so that's done...but I do respect the opinions of experienced riders who already own this bike...so keep it coming.
That being said, I had an FJ1100 when I was 16 and came damn close to killing myself.
If you take delivery, just be very careful and practice.
Oh, and congratulations.