1st bike suggestions?
First post here.........
I've ridden for 20 + years. Most kinds of streetbikes, but NO Sportbikes.
Dual Sports until blue in the face.
V-rods, baggers, cruisers......
Now, even though I said I would never do it, I want to learn how to ride a sportbike. Track techniques, turning, lines, energy management, etc. are what interest me. Development of a new skill. I will seek professional instruction as well. No ego involved. Just looking to expand my expertise.
Again I have NO experience on a Sportbike.
My question to those of you that know more about this than I is,
What is a good bike to use for a learning plateform? Some street, some track.
I will move into a more capable bike when the first bike starts holding me back.
Budget: about 6-7 grand.
6'-4" 180 lbs. Good shape
A good understanding of why motorcycles turn, countersteering, counterbalancing (DS/dirt), Gyroscopic presession, Torque, HP, geometry, etc.
I ride about 20,000 miles a year.