Bike has 3 ride modes. Keep it in the B mode. If what you say is true and you are cautious you will be all right, until you're not …….It's funny because the xsr900 is a wolf in sheeps clothing. The bike a straight rocket disguised as a friendly retro machine. If you are a cautious person, you will stay away from this bike and start small. It will be more fun anyways looking forward to progressing in size.