Yet the article insinuates that there IS something inherently dangerous about sportbikes.Even riders who successfully complete motorcycle safety classes are likely to crash if the bike they buy is much different than the one they learned on, said Rick Breuer, owner of Learning Curves Racing, a Milwaukee riding school.
"They take classes and do really well on a 250-cc (small) street bike and then go out and buy the biggest Harley they can possibly find. I expect them to almost fall down immediately just because of the differences in weight and because they don't have the respect for those giant bikes," Breuer said.
"There's nothing inherently more dangerous about large motorcycles. It's the rider that makes the difference," said Mary Donovan-Popa, owner of Motorcycling Enterprises Inc., a Milwaukee riding school.
"Every bike has its own personality. Unless you familiarize yourself with that, you are looking for trouble," she said.
Damm straight. And you need a DP bike too for when you see interesting dirt roads. And come to think of it you need a touring bike for those extra long weekends. Oh yeah and you also need a.......That's why you need a Harley and a sporty bike, To keep your skills sharp. The obvious solution is to ride everyday and switch off, ride the sport bike during the week where it's acceleration braking and handling, better tires etc are of value and ride the Harley in the evenings or weekends when you can relax and enjoy the scenery.
Works for me anyway.......
I'm workin' on it!Damm straight. And you need a DP bike too for when you see interesting dirt roads. And come to think of it you need a touring bike for those extra long weekends. Oh yeah and you also need a.......
Wit' Jethro on his brand new motorsikkle...he twisted the throttle on that thing an' WHAM that motorsikkle done reared up on it's hind wheel a shakkin' like a cat sh*ttin' razor blades and then off it went a spinnin' the wheel and clawin' at the sky till it finally throwed poor Jethro inta' yonder sticker bushes .......he come outta' there all scratched up a staggerin' an' a cussin' like a shanghi sailor...That was my favorite gem too. It really highlights the author's thinking process.
In Georgia, before Sonny became Governor, a portion of every motorcycle endorsement fee would go into the "partially" state funded MSF program. Now the money goes to the DMVS and the rider's are left cold. It's about $300 for your average MSF course in GA- used to be $75. You may save between 10%-15% on premiums if you take the course- not bad but could be better. What's the trade-off for encouragement to go throught the course when your average rider saves less than $70 on the premiums? If states would tell motorcyclist that the fee for the M class endorsement would be an extra $5 and for that you would pay between $75-$100 for that very course it would seem like a decent rate of return for your time and investment. Right now, in this state at least, it's a hassle and expensive to take the course. It doesn't have to be that way.Most do give a discount for completing an MSF course. Certainly not the be all, end all of rider training, but at least it's something...
If only you lived in a BLUE STATE, that wouldn't happen..............In Illinois we pay extra license fees for our bikes that pays for free rider instruction. Good idea. Now Gov Rod sees all that cash just sitting there, and wants to take it for state money and screw the riders. Nice guy that Rod.
Which modern political party had this as it national policy?If only you lived in a BLUE STATE, that wouldn't happen..............