That is probably not a myth. The operator is not fully familiar with the machine yet. Also, tires can be slippery until they get scrubbed in, and a poor setup by the shop can result in slippery coating being left on the brakes, etc. I've never seen statistics on that, but it stands to reason that extra caution is needed for the first few days of riding a new machine.baggymacaw said:I think i would have it shipped. The myth is that more accidents occur on the bikes first trip than at any other time.