So I have heard many diff. opinions on the topic of which 1st bike to get and am just looking for some more I suppose. I have raced dirtbikes/snowmobiles/4 wheelers for about 20 of my 24 yrs on this earth. . .some of these machines pushing 300hp (snowmobiles). Also, a cousin of mine who grew up in the same lifestyle of me has been riding sportbikes (races semi-pro in new england as well) for about 10 years now. He told me I would be fine getting a 1000, as long as I treated it with the utmost respect. My cousin said he bought a zx6r and went to a 1000 after about a year of riding. I have ridden road bikes before, not a superbike tho. Would it really be stupid of me to get an 04 zx10 ?