From what I noticed, the smaller CC bikes are apparently the beginner bikes. people get the idea that the more CC you go the more chances you have of losing control cause of all the power.I dont understand the concept of a "beginner bike" I started with zero experience straight to a 600 with no problems.. I wouldnt call the 250R or the 300 a beginner bike, you want beginner get a Schwinn haha.
What percentage of the general population goes and buys what they consider to be a "beginner car" when they learn how to drive..
I never compare cars to bikes. Even if you start driving in a Corvette, you aren't going to drop the Vette backing out and destroy the body. Even if you drive like an idiot you probably won't get seriously injured or killed. The first time you pull up on your 600 next to another 600 and the guy takes off onto the freeway...you'll be very tempted to keep up. Next thing you know you're doing 150mph and don't know how the bike handles at 150. You see a cop and grab the brakes and can't make it through the turn that seemed so small at 65mph. You fly through the oncoming lane, off the road, and are sliced apart by a steel fence. I watched this happen years ago and will never forget seeing the insides of a person I had lunch with an hour earlier.People that start on a 600cc or higher as their first bike are just like those that have a "supercar" (Corvette, high HP Mustang or Camero, Viper, ect...) as their first car. Anyone that get a high HP vehicle that treat it with respect and learn on it before ripping into it's power can get away with verifying a supercar purchase. Those that tap into that power too soon, well. We all know it is a matter of time until they wreck the bike or themselves (which ever is more important to them). So many people have succeeded in learning and surviving on a > 600cc bike. As do the < 600cc bikes.