The wide front bumper doesnt look novice at all. People that think it looks novice are the same that wore summer shoes during winter and dont wear helmets when riding a motor bike because it looks ''kewl'' that way.
The rpm wide bumper will DEFINETLY save your a arms and protech you in case of front impact. I know tons of racers that have it and are really happy with it.
If you're fast, looks don't count.