agree with you 110% next year will just be a 600. its not that its "too" hard. but I find its not helping me become a better rider. maybe just one who races more with more risks.
done my fair share of crashing for sure.
Yeah I've been told by others that race or raced multiple bikes that it usually doesn't help you improve and it's better to just focus on one bike. Most that do that do it for the points. My friend who raced 3 bikes did it for that reason mainly. It helped him get the overall #1 plate as an expert in his region because he racked up so many points. He wasn't the fastest guy, but the guys that were better than him were only racing 1 bike in like 3 classes or so, whereas he was racing 3 bikes in like 10-11 classes total and he was able to get wins on the 300 and SV, and a bunch of 3rd/4ths on average on the zx10. The guy that currently holds the #1 plate did the same thing as well...raced a 300, 600 and 1000.
I just do it for fun. I'm racing 2 bikes because:
1. I have 2, so why not? lol
2. If i'm going to travel like 8-10 hours to a race, I don't want to just run 3 races only, so having 2 bikes lets me do anywhere from 5-7 typically, plus double the practice sessions since I can practice in 2 groups.
3. Different type of competition and challenge with each one.
4. If I crash one in the first race, it's not a complete waste because I can still do the races on the other bike if I'm ok...which is exactly what happened last month.