They don’t call them “sport”bikes for nothing, but riding motorcycles is not like other sports, where you should just jump in and swing for the fences immediately. Just because you have a brand-new Ninja 300 doesn’t mean you should be able to keep up with your pal who got his Ninja 300 last year. Furthermore, even if you’ve been riding a few years it doesn’t mean you should be able to keep up with the AMA’s winningest roadracer through Turn 2 at Circuit Catalunya even if you’re on identical R1s. Don’t ask me how I know. And further furthermore, please don’t insist that you should keep up with that old guy at the Rock Store because he’s a little gray and weighs 280. Oh no.