Wow. If the owner is only embarrassed, he is fortunate indeed. Each rider is a bit different and I have owned an FZ-09 for just over 24 hours after riding maxi-scooters and 250cc motorcycles for five years. Perhaps I could have handled a motorcycle with the FZ-09's power with less than five years of experience, but certainly not upon completion of the basic course. You're right, and I wouldn't recommend an FZ-09 to any beginner.