1000cc Sport Bike as a first motorcycle?
So I plan on getting a motorcycle as a secondary source of transportation partly due to the rising gas prices. I have been looking at several different sport bikes and I am leaning towards the Yamaha YZF R1. Alot of people that I have discussed this with say that I'm going to kill myself, and I see from their point of view it seems that way (19 year old guy with a 1000cc sport bike). But I'm not an irresponsible person and I understand that you can get hurt very easily with a bike like that. So I am looking for the opinions of anyone who owns a similar sport bike or just a motorcycle in general.
Any help will be apprecited.
I did not find the right solution from the Internet.