Really? GL1000 was hardly on the drawing board in the 70's. I had one, My first bike was a Gold Wing GL1000 with a Vetter fairing,Scott58 wrote:Sorry frog, but well over 30 years ago 1000cc bikes were still on the drawing board. Unless your talking old indians and harleys
I have known quite a few guys who started on 1000's and none have had a get off. My son's first bike was an FJR1300. He has had it for going on three years now without a mishap. He has become an excellent rider Put him on a 600 he can out ride most in the twisties.
If someone has the confidence, wants and can afford a 1000CC bike he should get one. Learn on it and enjoy it. It won't feel like a 1000cc bike for long. Where the bike will shine is on the freeway with the additional weight.
People get off your high horses. I mean really does ANYONE with a 600 or 750 SPORT bike NEED all that power either? Those bikes are JUST AS powerful. You can pull the wheels on a 600 as well. The only difference is they are lighter, You learn to handle a big bike and the rest is cake. An idiot will crash on a 600 just as a 1000, Its not the bike, Its the rider.
MOST riders have never crashed and will never crash. The few who did of course don't believe that fact. It's the rider far more then 50% of the time
The squid who crashed a GXR1000 aas a first bike would have crashed a 600.