Originally Posted by StolenFant
I'm just a lurker here as I sold my 09 TE610 for a lighter Dual Sport last month. However, Xymotic has a point. Don't tell your wife you bought the TE and you may make it through the next couple of years. Gotta ask, what part of "clocked at almost 90 though a sand wash" strikes you as responsible?
Sounds like he's exactly what Xymotic is fearing. Just like I was before I lost my third license for points (28 years ago). Y'all have Fun
Originally Posted by Taranis
Sounds to me like the kid has been riding for awhile and should have no problem handling the 610. FWIW, the 610 is asleep compared to my YZ250 two-stroke, and I wouldn't expect anyone to say a kid that age who's been riding a few years isn't ready for one of those.
LOl, yeah this is me in a nutshell too, I lost my first license for points in 4 months. I don't even know how many times it's been suspended for a few months at a time. And the thing is, honestly the cops didn't catch me for 1/50th of what I actually did.
Please remember that the 610 in question is also a supermoto. My personal relationship with danger (and Law Enforcement) really centers around speed. Having a super powerful bike that winds out at 60 seems a lot less of an issue to me personally
I broke a Yamaha Riva in half too. You can still have lots and lots of fun without the speed.
I also agree with others in general to ignore the naysayers (like me) as long as you do it fully aware. I hate it when people want to limit choice because of lowest common denominator thinking. But at the same time I really don't think a young boy has any business riding a liter bike on the street either. I put the 610SM in much the same category.