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Old 09-12-2018, 07:00 PM
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Oh my god. I just bought a Honda CBR1000rr. Are motorcycles really this dangerous? I am trying to find the time to sign up the motorcycle basic riding course so I can get the motorcycle endorsement.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:24 PM
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Generally speaking, yes motorcycles have a fair amount of danger associated with them. Having said that it sounds from the post that you are new to them. That is where the real danger is. Get your riding course under your belt then give the liter bike a shot. You've got a lot of quick reacting power underneath you. You best respect it.

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Old 09-12-2018, 08:52 PM
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600's hide mistakes. Litrebikes amplify them. Problem is, sometimes you won't know you've made a mistake until it's too late to correct it, and from personal experience, mistakes happen in a blink of an eye. Take the course. Get decent gear, and wear it religiously. Try not to drop the bike in your driveway. Once you're underway, learn to feather the inputs like an xbox controller. If you clamp down on it, she'll wanna fight. Don't brake in the middle of a turn. Don't drop the throttle until you're sure you can land a power-wheelie, cause she'll raise a wheel at the merest suggestion. Probably best to avoid the bottom-half of the throttle for a while anyway. Generally just try and be smooth. Like elevator jazz smooth

Folks'll see the 1000 badge and a lot of them'll want to race off a red light. Let them go

I found the 1000rr to be the least intimidating bike I ever rode. Much better than the sketchy ratbikes and 80's bangers I was used to. It felt like she would do anything you wanted her to. It made me feel like a better rider. I think that's why so many people get overconfident when riding them
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:06 AM
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Is this post for real?

Bought a 1000rr but can't find time to even sign up for the basic class then wonders if its dangerous.... And puts it in the fallen rider section.

Sounds kinda like a troll to me.
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