Let me be clear - BOO THIS MAN! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Let me also say he’s......wrong. In stark contrast to my support of many other hot takes this morning (nothing gets me up in the morning like a nice fresh stack of hot takes) his argument is BS. And to save you all from the pain I can sum up his reason for excising all sub 500cc bikes form the market in one sentence - He was stupid on a 50cc pit bike and tried to dash away from a land cruiser.
He apparently only “got his bell rung” but I think it broke the bell in the process. I guess he forgot that super lightweight starter bikes can still out accelerate contemporary SUVs and sedans even with just 20-30hp. My pig of a bike, with it’s trail friendly gears requiring three shifts to hit 60, will still spring from a dead stop to 60 in under 5 seconds. And it only has 30ish horsepower for 450lbs of bike.
I’ll sum up my dismissal of this take with a line from the comments. “If you can’t safely handle a routine situation with a 300cc bike, then the problem is with the rider.”