I've heard the torque and 1st gear on the 300 is very poor so if that is what you are used to and then you jump on the 500 it probably feels like a big differenceThe funny thing is, I like the bike but, to me the torque isn't worthy of their exaggeration. Yes, my 500 is peppy and accelerates well but, it isn't knocking me off the bike.
I think it's best if he doesn't try out a CBR1000RR, if he was that excited about a CBR500 then he'll probably die from just touching the CBR1000RR LOLI really liked the Ninja 300 so the 500 is something to look forward to. This guy was overly excited but still it is good to know he really likes the 500 over the 300.
Now he has to try a CBR1000RR. haha