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Bah forget it then i am too much of a penny pincher to buy a bike it its going to add that much to my costs a year. I could easily afford it but i dont like living check to check if i can help it, and the bike would put me closer to that.
I’m researching the ninja500 now instead, since its slightly bigger (better for a tall guy like me) and more powerful yet not insanely powerful so when/if i have passengers i wont be choking the crap out of the bike to speed up.
I dont plan to buy the bike till after i take a class to ride one. I dont need a bike for the class, so i’m not worried that much about the literal first bike issue.
EDIT: I have one friend that i know would bug me for rides, thats why i am assuming i’d have a passenger even tho i am single and no kids. She wants to ride, but even an adjusted Ninja250r was too tall for her (shes 5’0).
Yea she doesnt weigh much, but the two of us would add up faster than you think.
Yea forgot to mention the things i would be doing.
Im not a hotrodder, i rarely go more than 5 over the speed limit and im not a stunt devil. I mainly want it because it would give me something to do (riding is always more fun than driving) and the far better mpg. my car gets about 25, and i drive bout 20 miles one way to work each day going through a few stoplights and stop signs. Usually doing 35mph most of the trip, 55 for the rest.
EDIT: And yes i plan to have a passenger eventually.
Thanks for the comments, i think the comment about Buell going out of business tipped me towards the ninja250 more than anything else so far. The only reason i dont do general maintenance on my car is because the Infinity i30 is a pain in the butt to do anything on outside an oil change, and even thats annoying because i need to jack it up. A bike, for the most part, doesnt have that crap so i would be doing most of it myself.
For that reason i am no way in heck getting a new bike, because i’d expect myself to do a routine maintenance and royally screw it up, possibly damaging the bike. Not to mention i expect to crash a lot lol.