Not a single person on this board is going to recomend a 1000cc sport bike for a first bike. And 95% will tell you you're an idiot if you get it. Read the stickies in the New Bikers forum, they will recomend good beginner bikes.
YOU DO NOT NEED A 1000cc SPORT BIKE!!!!
Get something under 500cc. It has nothing to do with age, skill, or responsibility. If you accidently twist the throttle when you go over a bump, you will be off the road and into a tree.
I got into an accident last thursday on my 450cc Honda, and if I had been on a 1000cc sport bike, I would have been seriously injured. Not because of irresponsibility, or lack of skill, but because I had just been accelerating, and if I had been accelerating on a 1000cc sport bike, I would have been going 50mph, not 30 when it happened.
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