Hey guys. I've been scouring the web (and this site a lot) researching and researching (literally for years) and I'm just about ready to go and buy my first bike. Now I know where most of you will come from, half the riders in existence will say "ZOMG GET A 250" and the other half will say "have a good head on your shoulders, and take a training course. Be smart about it." I am MORE than aware that the sv puts out a decent chunk of power for a starter bike. A good friend from home (who's dad is the head of a BMW motorcycle riding association, and has been riding for a long time) started on a Kawi 650r, and when I started looking at bikes - we had the talk. O you know the talk, don't act like you don't. Anyway, after talking to me (and knowing how I behave with cars and things in general - I tend to over-analyze and research
) he said that the SV would be a good start. His actual first response was "hey man, the fact that you don't start off wanting some supersport 1000cc beast is a good sign that you're not brain dead."
So let's do ourselves a favor and spare the "get a 250 ninja first" talk. (cept for you there, yea you, the sarcastic one, feel free to joke ;-) ).
Anyway, I have finals at the end of Feb. beginning of March, and after that I'll be taking the Motorcycle Foundations Course. Or whatever you call it - the one in California that allows you to bypass the actual street test at the DMV.
A little about me, I'm originally from the New England area, and I now go to law school in LA. I drive a Subaru Legacy (08 gt 5 speed if you're curious). I've also been reading about cars and such for as long as I can remember, so I consider myself quite knowledgeable for a newb (tho I don't know all that much about motorcycles, first hand anyway).
So yea, name's X, you guys can call me Wayward if you like - whichever suits your whims. Advice is always welcome, I've been on the board as a reader for over a year, and I respect a lot of you folks, so I know this is a friendly community. ;D I'm really excited to finally join up.
Nice to meet ya guys!
That's the one I'm looking at right now.
Lemme know what you think - PEACE!