I'm going to get my wish. This year at the California Superbike School, students will ride the new BMW S1000RR. While the world around us spouts off about speed being dangerous, you might recall my column about 1000cc bikes being statistically no more dangerous than 600s. Some readers took that to mean "liter-bikes are safer," which I didn't say. What I said was, there is no hard evidence that liter-bike horsepower, or their potential speed, is an easily identifiable cause of crashes. Then, as now, my theory has been the opposite: that riders tend to be intimidated by gobs of power and respect the bike. But theories are only as good as they hold up in reality. So statistically speaking, I'll have the grandest liter-bike vs. 600 experiment ever done on earth under "laboratory" (the tracks we run across America) conditions.