08 R1 to much for a guy that’s been out for a few years?
So here’s the deal I have been riding bikes since my ninth birthday when my dad got me a little 70cc Honda dirt bike. I started riding on the street as soon as I got my learners permit (back then in New Mexico you could ride under 600cc’s with just a permit) when I was 14 I rode another Honda but this time it was a street legal 87 CR 500 that I had been riding. Two Years later I got my first sport bike an 89 Yamaha FZR 600 (By the way I was the coolest kid in my small town high school when I rolled up on that 8 year old bike) then when I turned 18 I got a 96 CBR 900RR. I road it every day for three years then right before I got married I sold it to by a reliable car that my wife and I could share. That was 7 years ago this month and now I am ready to drop some coin on a new bike, so I go to the Honda/Yamaha shop thinking CBR all the way; then I see an all black 08 R1 and that was it. It was a Wayne’s World “Oh yes it will be mine” moment. So I get the paperwork going and get all approved and then I just thought “this is happening way to fast” and I decided I would wait and make the payment to myself until my birthday (July) and for my 28th birthday I would drop the saved money and treat myself to a new shiny bike. Well then it dawns on me that I have never ridden anything this powerful and I haven’t really ridden anything at all in 7 years. To add insult to injury I come on here and happen upon a forum page with a video of a guy dumping a brand new GSXR1000 in the dealership parking lot and it freaked me out a bit. Now you need to know that I am a very responsible rider. I have NEVER stunted and don’t plan on it, not that I think stunting is irresponsible as long as it stays off public roads, its just not my thing. I have never had a ticket or an accident EVER bike or car. I am almost 28 I have a one year old son, a four year old daughter and a wife that loves me, I’m not in it to impress anyone. I guess I am putting my ridding resume up here in the hopes that someone will say “Eh you should be fine” or at least “You will more than likely drop in the first few months a couple of times but nothing to worry to hard about”.
Let me know what you think. Oh and sorry this is so long.