To the OP: I just noticed that you have an Israel flag in your forum profile. Aren't you limited to a maximum of 47 horsepower on the Israel A1 licence for at least 12 months until you can legally ride an MT09? Similar thing in the EU with 2 years required on an A2 licence before going to the A licence.
I dont know the full details, there are age / moto weight to kw ratio / experience requirements to be allowed to ride motos of certain categories, these dont apply to me, legally.To the OP: I just noticed that you have an Israel flag in your forum profile. Aren't you limited to a maximum of 47 horsepower on the Israel A1 licence for at least 12 months until you can legally ride an MT09? Similar thing in the EU with 2 years required on an A2 licence before going to the A licence.
NoAhhh, I assume you’re eligible for some kind of direct access scheme due to mature age or similar.
I gave up on starting with mt09Even as an experienced rider I returned to motorbikes after an extended break with a 600cc single cylinder (bike prior to that was a GSX1400). The 9 months or so on the 45hp roadster was exactly what I needed to rebuild confidence. I think something like the MT09 would have been too much. Of course everyone is different and your mileage may vary.
+1To the op...dont give up on your dream! Motorcycles really are a lot of fun..there are some skills to be learned but the average person picks them up pretty quick. You will have some incredible rides and meet some great people!
The "stories" are simply to describe to you the always present and possible flip side of riding a bike. As pointed out you always should ride to YOUR ability, while striving to improve at a safe and comfortable pace. But you also have to EXPECT automobiles to not see you, or simply not consider your path when they are on the road too.Thanks for replies, now I am starting to be afraid of motos, these stories are so scary, I think I should reconsider my decision to buy a moto. (I am an ex cyclist too)
Or 5) They rode the thing around and managed to live to tell about it, so now they think they’re a lot better at riding than they really are, even though they wouldn’t know what to do with it if they got anywhere near its potential…It would be interesting to take a poll asking who learned to ride on a fast, high-performance bike and --
1) Loved it and never had any issues and would do it again
2) Loved it but ended up regretting it after a riding incident early in their riding experience
3) It scared the tar out of them and would have started on a smaller bike
4) It scared the tar out of them but they quickly got over it with no issues
Or something along those lines.
Could you get used to it?: sure you could.
No. Look at the risk/reward. Sure, with a smaller bike you risk that it might bore you. But getting a bigger bike like the MT-09 too soon means you risk a crippling injury or death. You can always trade up from the smaller bike for a little money and inconvenience. You can't trade up from a crippling injury or death. Given what you wrote about mastering that little motorcycle in ten minutes, please err on the side of caution.