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it helps if you know how to ride a bike though. i think that’s a requirement when i did it.
You do have an awesome helmet. I’m still deciding, but I think for me personally, I like the look of the tinted visor… I know, not convenient, but at least much cheaper (=
This week, i’ll be looking at used 250 ninjas. I’m also kinda fearful of meeting up w/ experienced ppl, I’ll probably hold a lot of ppl back, haha… someone should put on a clinic around here in a parking lot or somethin’…maybe, just maybe…June 4, 2008 at 3:08 pm in reply to: Is Ducati Monster 620 (or even 695) a beginner bike? #6983
You also have to take into account you’re probably gonna down your first bike a couple times, so that’s why the rest of us get beater bikes that we won’t care too much about if we down it. On the other hand, if you’re rich, and money is no object to you, then that’s another story. Either way, if you want to learn fast, get a 250cc or 500cc. It also might be embarrassing if experienced riders see you ride funny on a nice bike; they won’t be laughing with you, rather at you. Just my 2 cents.
Most of it is supply and demand. In Cali, around $271 go into taxes, registration, and gov’t fees. The rest is because it’s a hot item. I wanted one too until i was quoted $4.5k. If you look through kawiforums, people in less bike-ish states have gotten them below MSRP! I know, not fair…
heh, i’d like to tell you, but i can’t find a 250r here in the bay for less than around $4.5k, and i’d rather not pay so much over MSRP
It’s also much easier to find a used one. Where I am, there are no new ninja 250s at any of the dealers, u gotta waitlist for months and pay an extra $700 premium just to get one.
it’s about putting pressure on the handle and you’re tipping the bike over in one direction essentially, and naturally (by physics), the bike will try to correct itself by going the other direction
I think it might mess with your peripheral vision, which is needed because other drivers are ignorant of us bikers. I’d say try it on a bicycle first for a couple weeks until you are comfortable with that. I went to UC Davis, where we all bike, and i actually find that better if it’s within 5 or 10 miles. Also much more healthy and cheaper, and it’s much easier working on a bicycle than a motorcycle.
I did it a few years ago before i turned 21, and we got a group rate for 6, so i think i paid less than $100, and the others not much more (who were all older than 21). Get in on those group rates! The more people that we got, the cheaper it got!
That’s how i gauge the mileage on my car, then i average out all my fill ups. If mileage starts decreasing, then it’s usually time for maintenance, an oil change, spark plug change, etc.
i wish i had a bike… good thing i’m patient… have a blast!
or you can give it to me for free i have yet to get gear, and am even farther from getting a bike… sad day…
but then on the bright side, you can buy your new helmet
the two models that come w/ the “top gun” is the HJC Sy-Max II and the FS-10 Fossil. They actually do come in solid colors. The only thing with these helmets is they are EXPENSIVE!
San Carlos, CA (Bay Area)