I know how your kid feels, Im 20 years old and want a motorcycle as well. Even though I've technically had one already (brother allowed me access when he was on tour), I've been itching for one on my own. The one time i pitched the idea to my mother on aiding me on the purchase of dirt cheap harley, she said no. I didn't bitch, It was worth a shot. Now im working on my own to pay for something that is ESSENTIALLY A TOY.
Yes, motorcycles are dangerous. BUT so is everything else in life.