Are you talking from actual experience or just observation?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> <o> </o> I am 46 years old, have ridden quite a few different bikes over the last 37 years, and have tried different types of riding, motocross, flat track road bikes etc... In my experience, I felt that I reached my prime in terms of riding ability during my late teens thru mid thirties. Although injuries over the years hampered me during the later years, I also experienced in improvement in riding ability, which I attribute not to experience but to better technology. <o> </o> I have probably owned 50 different rode bikes in my lifetime and ridden maybe 100; including an 75 KR750 Kawasaki race bike, an 89 Bimota YB6 and the typical Norton Commando production racer to name a few. Currently I own 4 road bikes. The oldest being a 69 CB750 the newest a 05 GSXR1000. If I recall the H2R, it was a pretty fast and nimble bike. In comparison to the GSXR1000, although there is a significant horsepower, powerband and weight difference the KR750 has the same top speed as my GSXR1000. However its requires a completely different style of riding. If you cant break the rear wheel loose in a corner, then you cant ride it to its limits. The problem here is obvious as it is more prone to high siding. I dont care how good of a rider you are; once you are high siding your chances of recovery are very low although it can be done. I can personally attest to that.