Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: coogee beach australia
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bear in mind cbr600rr is made in japan, cbr650 first made in thailand
now made in india.. made as in assembled including indian brakes etc..
must say hplover we had 5 [homeborn] children, 2 delivered by me,
and incl stay-hme-dad for some time, yet still didnt stop me riding
my cb750 either to work and back [thru blue mts nsw aust]
or for general use and simply riding for pleasure..
including taking them as youngsters for careful rides
around the [quiet] block on the tank, which they loved..
[third daughter and both sons motorcyclists]
the only way [imo] is to be 'full time dad' full time,
thru to university or starting work, continuing
in a different role but still as their father,
friend, support and advisor..
ie, fatherhood lasts a lifetime..
riding is like any other coordinated skill,
in that regular practice develops whatever
experience or ability you have..
confidence is good, generally, but should also
include recognition of the need for practice,,
especially daily or regular general riding..
mention this as it seems you havent been riding
much for a couple of years, letting your bike rot..
anyway mate, just a word of caution about
starting again with a larger motorcycle..
the power lies in your right hand, and attitudes,
which might, not be, such a big difference,,
but the extra weight will be a new condition
for brain to re-learn/adapt to, after lighter bikes..
consider making your existing cbr250r roadworthy
again, get up to speed with normal riding skills etc,
then perhaps translate that into a bigger bike...