As a new member of the morotrcycle fraternity, and having read various threads on this forum about larger bikes etc. I have been wondering about the actual differences between riding a lams bike and a 'proper' 600 or 1000. My question is more around being able to control it, and ride smoothly. is it really such a difficult task? For example if I ride my gs500 for 2 years, get off my restrictions, im a competent rider, confident enough and decide that I want to buy a litre bike, will I really have trouble dealing with the extra power and speed of a bigger bike? From some of the comments I have read, people comment on how it's completely different and you have to watch out etc etc If I cast my mind back to when I first got my drivers licence, I drove my parent's old Ford Fairlane, big car, pretty gutless, but it fit 10 people and was great for driving around melbourne in. I then moved into P plate legal sports cars and since off my P's I've driven, and been lucky to own, some pretty special cars. Obviously on the limit the cars are all wildly different, but driving within the law and about 50% outside the law most cars are easy to drive as the next car. Are bikes really that different? So in a nutshell, high and low powered bikes v high and low powered cars. My question to you guys on this Friday morning.