Main Motorcycle: 2009 Bonneville T-100
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gainesville, Florida
In the US, I know the 250 ninjas are very popular, but so are larger displacement bikes. Could be wrong, but I'm not aware of any restrictions on size based on age or license.
Because of the cult of HD, I bet there are lots of folks that start riding on liter bikes, and I see a lot of new (esp young male) riders starting out on machines that are IMO too much bike- GSXr's etc. I knew one person a few years ago that bought a Hayabusa before he even passed the MSF course... Passage of the course allows you to obtain your endorsement- at least in Florida.
Like most things in the US- if you have the means, you're free to do what you'd like.. I'm sure the market for smaller bikes is greater in developing countries where most folks don't have a lot of $, or where there are legal restrictions like I see there are in Europe- But here, if you've got the scratch, your first bike could be a Rocket III.
Last edited by jjmeadowlark; 02-09-2013 at 08:39 AM.