Ok, i have been reading alot of threads throughout this forum, and other sportbike forums, of newbs offing themselves or destroying bikes, injuring others...driving up cost of insurance, medical premiums...and generally giving a bad name to motorcyclists. I read somewhere, an idea floated that it wouldnt be such a bad idea for those new riders who want to get into the sport to have to qualify on smaller bikes, earning a CC permit in steps??? Say, start on 250's for 1 year, go to a 600 for a year then to 750, 1100 as a final step. They would have to show after whatever time interval, proficiency and good riding record ,to move up to the next level??? Discuss.