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MSF Course – Range Bike Selection

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    haakon59
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    In my area, they use the Honda Rebel for the MSF class. I have sat on this at a store (not riding, just sitting) and it was comfortable for me. I also sat on a Kawasaki Ninja 250, which was a nice bike and which I understand is highly maneuverable, but the position you have to sit in was not particularly good for me. There is a difference between sport bikes, standard bikes, and cruser style bikes in how you sit. Sport bikes have the pedal behind you and you usually lean forward and have a narrower handlebar, standard bikes have the peg right below you and the cruisers have them in front with a wider handlebar. I was just sitting on these bikes and to me it made a huge difference in how comfortble I was.

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    Jay T
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    We have had sport bikes for class cycles on and off over the years. They usually only get used if a student says they already have a sport bike or one of our regular trainers is down. They usually don’t get used much because of the price to replace the extra plastic. The trainer bikes are loaned and we have to pay to have them repaired when we give them back. Most of the dealers mark the motorcycles (as to who loaned them) when they loan them out. Make sure you visit these dealers and thank them for the loan.

    Jay T.
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