That guy was probably just pissed because you embarrassed him.
Yeah, so long as you have the money, your bike shop of choice will sell you a bike, any bike no matter how unskilled you are. It isn't like there's a test to buy a bike....maybe there should be?
Our local brick and mortar shop, which closed up long ago sold a GSXR 1000 to a young kid. The salesman tried to talk him out of it, but in the end, sold it to him because if he didn't, the kid would have taken his money elsewhere.
This kid hung around until the bike was prepped, pulled out of the parking lot, and promptly failed to make the right hand turn to merge into traffic. He rode across the 4 lane road, into oncoming traffic, hit the curb and then the street lamp pole a few feet away. Didn't even make it 200 ft from the dealership.
So the story goes anyway, I heard this second hand from a buddy of mine who was there. I confirmed the sequence of events with the salesman later. Except for the outcome which only my buddy relayed to me. The salesman didn't elaborate on that part. I can understand why but he didn't.
My buddy says the kid broke his neck when he hit the pole and was DOA of the ambulance and emergency services. I don't know that it would have saved this kid, but at least in the UK, there are graduated licenses and he'd have had to start smaller.
Still wouldn't have helped him negotiate the right hand turn, but maybe, just maybe with less power he wouldn't have arrived at the pole as fast as he did.Then possibly the event would not have been fatal. Of course, if he'd taken the MSF course, he might not have made a rash decision and gone about things differently. All postulations of course.
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My garage: 2000.5 Aprilia Mille R, 2000 Ducati 996, 1994 EX500 basket case, 1993 Ducati 900 SS, 2004 Suzuki GSXR600, 1992 GSXR750 oil boiler, 1983 Suzuki XN-85 Turbo