Occasionally - a bit...
I took my direct access two years ago in time for my 50th, and then spent a few months on an old VFR750, before upgrading to a shiny new gixxer 750 – I now have an Aprilia RSV4.
At each step of the way, from the ER5 that I took my test on, to the RSV4, there have been the odd scary moments, (like last weekend when a tw*t in a camper van pulled in front of me on a dual carriageway and preceded to do an emergency stop!!), but I have taken comfort from the fact that I didn’t panic and rode through the situation - another valuable lesson learned….
You need to analyse why you are scaring yourself; are you riding too far out of your comfort zone? Do you not feel completely in control? The cure for both of those is to slow down and get more miles under your belt, and build your speed progressively.
I tend to disagree with those that say you should never scare yourself (and I mean “scare” not “terrify”) because your skill level will never progress unless you occasionally push the boundary a bit. Your R6 is a sweet handling bike that doesn’t make silly power; it’s not like litre bikes that can high-side you if you are clumsy with the throttle, so spend as much time on it as possible, riding at a speed you feel comfortable with and you will eventually start to really enjoy riding again.
The best piece of advice I have ever been given (and one that saved me from a potential crash) was this: the bike is far more capable than you are – if you do find yourself piling into a corner too hot, don’t panic, don’t reach for the brakes, and look through the corner to where you want to go, chances are you will get through fine.
Occasionally I have gone out for a ride only to find I’m not really enjoying it and have ended up making mistakes – the best thing then is to turn around and go home.
I have felt at my safest on the odd occasions when I have been going seriously fast, totally focused and feeling completely in tune with the bike.