I’ve had my Suzuki GS500F for 2 months now, and I’ve added almost 1,000 miles on it. I wish it could be more, but I’ve been away from home 2 weeks of that time, and I’ve got a family of 4 to transport most places, which requires taking the cage. I haven’t been on any group rides yet, but I’m trying to organize one for this fall with two of my friends.
Although each ride feels more confident and comfortable, I’m still very much a beginner. I’ve ridden to work in Columbus a few times, and I’ve had several short trips into Johnstown, but no major long trips yet.