Glad to hear that this site has helped you out! I was the exact same way when I first got into motorcycles, I had no idea about gear and I wanted my first bike to be a CBR 1000 RR because I thought it “looked the coolest’. I’m glad that I didn’t have enough money to buy the bike right away because my boredom made me research everything I could about motorcycles and thats when I found out that I should be wearing gear and starting on a small bike.
I was pretty skeptical that a 500 would be enough, but damn, that thing was mighty quick when I bought it! It was a GS500 and it was a lot to handle at first. I must have killed it a dozen times trying to drive to a parking lot a block away to practice. Really fun bike though, a blast to ride in the twisties.
Keep us posted on how your motorcycle journey unfolds!
~Best Beginner Motorcycles Admin