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How You Can Improve Your Comfort While Riding
well I learnt on a suzuki vl 800 cruiser, the bike is very forgiving and easy to ride, the only thing i would have changed is to have gotten the next years model the c50 which added EFI to the engine. My bike is a severely cranky on cold mornings, even with full choke it sometimes dies which can make riding around fun
For me I’m glad I did, it has allowed me to ride around town and also on the highway without any problems, I can easily carry a passenger and if need to, make a long distance trip on it if I so chose. (that is the next thing on my list of things to do)
I am riding year round here in Seattle right now, rain or shine, the only time I dont is when there is snow or ice. The one thing about riding a motorcycle year round is that is does get worrisome when the temperature drops. Black ice is not your friend and I have already gone down with the bike once because of it. It can also get dicy when riding in heavy down pours as it does around here. As Ben said an old beater might be a good idea, perhaps maybe look into getting a dual sport, riding upright will make it easier to control the bike
I have to admit I skipped the part of starting on a 250 and went to an 800 cruiser for the first bike, Im 5″4′ 200 lbs, the 250 cruisers will have issues on the highway, forget I think the Honda Nighthawk will top out around 50 to 60 mph. a 250 sportbike is nice, best to sit on it and see how you would feel after 20 or 30 mins in the saddle though (my back cant take the hunch over position).
Is there a particular type of bike you are looking at? just remember power isnt everything if you cant stop in time
will need to take some pics when the weather gets better. Only issue around here is the rain need more plastic on the bike nice to ride around though, lots of scenery and windy roads.
I honestly would say that it would be better to go for a cruiser something with at least 600 cc to get you to from on the highway, I have a suzuki vl800 it is my first bike and I love it. It will handle highway cruising i sometimes take it into work and it is a 90 mile round trip for me all highway running 70 mph. With the windshield it does make for nice riding. I havent tried doing a 200 mile trip on it yet though i definately think it can be done.