I have seen many threads here about people getting brand new 600's as their first bike. Unless you plan let it set for 6 months or longer while you learn on a smaller bike, don't buy it. These bikes are not toys, they are serious power machines, and if you don't know how to control it you will crash it. Just because you saw some crappy ass Hollywood movie, doesn't mean you have experience. The scenes in these movies are very exaggerated, and a lot of them are done on computers due to the level of danger. If you are cocky and still think you can you're a bad ass then by all means go spend $7000 of someone's money on it and try a wheelie, or going fast. I really don't care if you live or die, I just don't want to see good bikes destroyed, and I don't want higher insurance rates.