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I support and apply the rule of the

gradual sanityapproach with motorcycling: one should have the complete, learning curve trajectory.

But.

There's oneidealand an anotherrealworld.In an ideal world after one learns to walk, you start to ride a tricycle.

Then a bicycle.

Then - if everything fits - ride a 50cc scooter.

Then a 125.

Then a 200.

Then a 250.

Then a 300.

Then a 500.

Then a 599.

Then a 600.

Then a 650.

Then a 700.

Then a 750.

Then an 800.

Then a 900.

Then a thousand.

Then a thousand-hundred.

Then a thousand-two hundred.

Then a thousand-two hundred fifty.Yet in a real world, it's hardly believable that most of the mundane mortals can financially afford such often motorcycle changes.

Realistically in my opinion a 50 - 125 - 600 - Xcc is a rideable way; if you need an upgrade and you started motorcycling above the age of 24 (at least in Hungary you must be older than 24 to be allowed to obtain an unlimited A category licence).

I'm supporting the manufacturers with all heart, because if they don't manufacture, there are no motorcycles - yet except the selling, too many stairs don't make too much sense. Because you're hardly in any bigger danger on a 600cc than on a 125cc, if:

- you learned The Holy Trinity
- regardless to the cubic centimeters, your mentality is humble at least in the beginning on a new bike
- you know the characteristics of the motorcycle (the type and nature of the engine, where and how much is the torque, the maneuverability, etc.)
- you know where you came from, where you've been to, what did you experience - you can already organize the things to their own places
- you are in a reasonable physical harmony with the bike
For not a single moment would I want that 1.5 mt tall people not to ride an overtowering 250 kg heavy motorcycle.

Not even Arnold would be able to withhold a 180+ kg want-to-lay-down motorcycle - yet it would be worth to keep the sensible limits in front of the eyes.- there's a healthy distance (~2+ years) between motorcycle changes, and those 730 days indeed had significant time on the bike, not only parking in the garage
Even a 125cc scooter can go as fast as 70-80 km/h (even faster with smaller built people), where you can already suffer a fatal or serious accident at this pace.

I did ride a 125cc scooter up to 85, just in a helmet, short gloves, ordinary jeans, a polar sweater and sneakers.

On usual quality countryside roads, outside cities, on slopes.

I wanted to push more, but it physically didn't have any more breath.

Lately, I would probably remember those times asbravery.Never-ever the cubic centimeters make a motorcycle dangerous, but the wrong attitude and missing skills of the rider.