Well, a friend of mine, who has never ridden a motorcycle before in his life, bought an '05 ZX-6R today. He called me and asked me if I would meet him at the bike shop to look at the bike that he was thinking of buying. I told him that I would, and rode over to the bike shop. When I got there, he showed me the brand new orange ZX-6R that he wanted. I told him that he should buy the Kawasaki Ninja 250, which they had in silver and blue. He said that he couldn't ride something so ugly, and that he would outgrow it too soon. After walking around the store for a while and trying to convince him, I finally gave up. I tried to get 5 or 6 people to agree with me that the ZX-6R is a bad bike to learn on, but the people working at the shop must have some sort of pact that they won't ruin a sale. None of them would agree with me, and the worst comment I could get out of any of them was that the bike couldn't kill him any worse than any other bike. Oh well, now he has a brand new bike with 12 miles on the clock sitting in the middle of his living room of his apartment. He has a helmet, gloves, and a brand new $400 Kawasaki leather jacket and is scheduled to take the MSF beginner course on Aug 26, 27, and 28. After that, he will get his license. He said that he isn't going to ride it before then...we'll see. Is there anything more I could have or should have done to stop him?