Adding to the debate of riding bikes in / out of class and licencing, it would appear that the legal requirements here in Aus. (most states) is actually very poor at producing good riders, or indeed weeding out those who should not be on the road. Having done my training many moons ago in the UK, I can tell u the requirements there are extremely more stringent. 12 to 15 months of "waiting" out a licence class, does not cut it. Nor frankly does hooting up and down city streets with a 250, 750, 1000 cut it. There needs to be a graduated program where people can progress (as fast as there roadcraft and skills will allow) in their own time, and demonstrate capability on road and track to get access to various classes of machines. Lets face it many of these superbikes are useless in the hands of commuters, even if they have been riding for 20 years. A lot hoons and yahoo's would be around if a graduated course and series of tests applied to get a cbr1000. By the time you did all courses, you would have had many hours on a track, and demonstrate how to corner at 150KPH+. At least your exposure on th road would mean you have much better control of the machine and your saftey. Honestly, if someone can't corner with a sports bike on a track at high speed, they have no business owning one. :!: Think you would see a lot less deaths on the road as an outcome of this. Now thats my daily rant! Your thoughts!