I've been riding for a few months now and have probably 5,000 k's under my belt (Honda VTR250). Recently I started looking at some 2-strokes (RS250, NSR250, RGV250). I test rode an RS250 on the weekend and damnn I want one! A few people however have warned me off them, not so much because of the maintenance aspect etc, but more because "they're dangerous" for inexperienced riders/hard to ride etc. Since test riding, I can see where they are coming from - the bike is in a different league to any other 4 stroke 250 and the way the power comes on is different to a 4 stroke too. What are everyone's thoughts on this (and even just generally on owning a 2 stroke e.g. any less practical than a 4 stroke)?