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In the same vein that I see advice given here on the SV forums, I present to you a single line from Suzuki's new website that I think we'll all appreciate:

Suzuki's New Website said:
So whether you’re a skilled rider scoping out the new Gladius or a beginner eager to put some miles on the friendly TU250X, you’ll feel the pure excitement that comes with owning a new Suzuki.
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In the same vein that I see advice given here on the SV forums, I present to you a single line from Suzuki's new website that I think we'll all appreciate:



*emphasis added for discussion*
Wow....it takes skill to ride the new Gladius? Or is it actually trying to mislead people into thinking that those with skill might actually consider owning something like.....THAT.:rolleyes:
 

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Wow....it takes skill to ride the new Gladius? Or is it actually trying to mislead people into thinking that those with skill might actually consider owning something like.....THAT.:rolleyes:
I just found it to be the type of thing I'd hear on svr. "The SV is not a beginner's bike". "Get a 250 to start".

Yesterday was my 1 year anniversary to riding motorcycles and I sadly agree that the SV is a fidgety bike to start on. I have nothing to compare it too but I can imagine that something with less power must be easier to control when I accidentally goose the throttle lol.
 

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You've dropped that thing, what, six times now? With a record like that, I'm not sure that even a 250 would help.


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Three of those were sitting still so the 250 would only make it easier to pick up :p
 

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sv isn't a beginners bike club. - IN
 

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I already have some from work lol. They got 'em for me after "the big wreck".
Wow...so are you taking the Lee Parks course? Maybe I won't feel so bad taking it now;D We could always practice gracefully setting our bikes down the night before!
 

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Wow...so are you taking the Lee Parks course? Maybe I won't feel so bad taking it now;D We could always practice gracefully setting our bikes down the night before!
I am but thanks to me spending $600 this week on a desperate situation (needed a PA system and badly) I'm going to wait to sign up for the May course. 5/2 I believe.

I've got the art of laying the bike down gracefully to a science. ;D

I have been practicing a few of the techniques in the book and must say that there is an IMMEDIATE improvement with some of them. I'm pleasantly surprised ;D . Worth all $12 from half.com.
 

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I have been practicing a few of the techniques in the book and must say that there is an IMMEDIATE improvement with some of them. I'm pleasantly surprised ;D . Worth all $12 from half.com.
Well....delaying until May sucks:( But I know that you have to do what you have to do. I still haven't made the commitment for April, but I need to soon. I might check out the book too. THanks for the half.com tip!
 

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Well....delaying until May sucks:( But I know that you have to do what you have to do. I still haven't made the commitment for April, but I need to soon. I might check out the book too. THanks for the half.com tip!
Definitely get the book. It's got the diagrams and everything for the courses (though I understand that instructor lead teaching would be the best ever).

Go through just a few of the exercises that don't require any course obstacles and you'll be surprised the new tricks you can learn. ;D

Addressing the mental aspects of riding in each of the chapters in the book (so far) is also very convenient. :)
 

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Definitely get the book. It's got the diagrams and everything for the courses (though I understand that instructor lead teaching would be the best ever).

Go through just a few of the exercises that don't require any course obstacles and you'll be surprised the new tricks you can learn. ;D

Addressing the mental aspects of riding in each of the chapters in the book (so far) is also very convenient. :)
I need a practice buddy...and I parking lot that I won't get checked out of:'(

Why does it suddenly seem like we have so many riders in MD?
 
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