that's the way most think around here!
Take for instance the last three deaths here in Hel Paso, Texas...
1. 19yr old kid, just got license, bought 2007 Gixxer 1000, tried to take 'the mountain' at over 150, bit, died.
2. 20yr old soldier, *keeping motorcycle a secret from his wife*, bought 2007 Honda 600, doing over 90 in a 45, 18wheeler made a wide turn WITH his directional on the entire time, kid tried to pass him while he was making the turn on the right, saw the front start to turn, tried to lock the breaks, slammed the bike to the ground and the kid and bike ended up in the rear axle, died.
3. 21yr old, doing 120+ in a 35, hit a dip in the road, came up, didn't realize there was an SUV turning left infront of them, hit the driverside quarter panel up front, flew over the SUV, broke their back on a street sign pole and then his neck on a curb after flying about 75' through the air, died.
APPARENTLY the dealers around here with the exception of the Kawasaki dealer does not care about rider experience and will sell the individual ANY bike you want regardless of the CCs. If you go in wanting a 1000, you'll walk out with it, if you go in wanting a 600, they'll talk you into a 1000. it's not like the dealers I know in colorado that won't sell you anything over a 600 with no experience, just getting a license and all.