Well, this is not about kids per se, just the idiot kids who buy new bikes.
This is from a friend of mine who I just talked to upon getting back into town. I am 33 and he is 35 we have been riding together since 91, on and off track.
Kid (19) comes to him telling him he just bought a brand new GSXR-1000, and says it is sooo easy to ride that he can touch is knee everywhere because it just wants to go right over in a corner and it is great, and he won't even race anyone unless they have an R1 or better because his bike is sooooo fast.
After a few minutes he finally says well I have a 92 FZR 1000, it is paid off and I will race you for pinks anywhere you want to ride......kid starts making excuses about bike being too old yadda yadda yadda.
Then he just tells him he is a dipshit and has his head up his ass and he is going to crash the bike w/in a month because he is just a dumb kid, who doesn't know his head from his butt!.
What is it with the knuckleheads that think they have to have the biggest bike out there when they haven't put their time in on the smaller bikes to get used to a bike???
I had a 600 for 2 years before getting my zx7, then rode that for 10 years! Then got the 636, then the 10r. Europe definitely has the right idea about guys having to "work their way up."
Just wanted to share about troubling kids these days!
If you are not smoking your pucks and scuffing your sidewalls, you are just not livin'!!!