Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:01 PM
Thanks for the help,
Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:23 PM
How much can you afford?
Who's paying for your insurance?
How long have you been driving (a car)?
Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:31 PM
Probably could go up to about $4000
I would probably be paying insurance
I have been driving for 2 1/2 years including time with my permit
Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:20 PM
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:47 PM
I got my first street bike earlier this year. An '06 kawasaki 636 and love it. I was afraid a bike with 3x the horsepower would eat me alive but I actually found it really easy to ride compared to my dirtbike. So much power, but still quite manageable. Now I've taken up freestyle riding and I'm having a blast! It's a good way to have fun on these bikes without breaking the law... as long as you're not one of those guys that stunts the streets, that is
Some free advice though. When you get on the street WATCH OUT!!! Everyone is trying to kill you! keep your eyes open, keep looking around and pay attention! It's a whole different ball game than dirt! I'd also recommend taking a MSF course. I took one, it was only a day and I learned some stuff. In Idaho, passing the STAR MSF course will let you waive the skills test for your endorsement, and most insurance companies will give you a discount for finishing the course.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:43 AM
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:02 PM
Regardless of your age I would never recommend an R6 as a first bike. Especially if you're wanting to use it as commuter. It's not a relaxing ride...it's more of an inline version of a built-to-the-nuts Banshee. After all, they're basically a detuned track bike.
There are many models of Twins that are just as popular and look better in most cases, and as mentioned above, the riding position is more comfortable. Insurance rates are considerably better, maintenance costs are cheaper, and Johnny-Law will pay less attention to you.
My advice would be to go to a bike ralley, a bike show, a few showrooms, and take a look at the wide array of options out there for you before you narrow your options down to 2 or 3 models. Then way out the resale value, some brands/models are waaay cheap 2nd hand. I'll sound like an old man here;
Be sure and spend an equal amount of $$ for protective gear. a quality helmet/jacket/gloves/boots. Dress for the crash...the pavement hurts a LOT more than the dirt. I've been in the hospital due to both...I prefer the dirt if I have to crash..and I still do
Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:37 PM