Newbie...Possible Ninja purchase. Good deal or am I getting ripped off?
Hey everyone. I'm glad to be here. I have been reading the forums for a few days and joined today.
Here's the story. I took the written test and passed last month. I enrolled in the MSF course and that will be happening the end of next month.
A guy down the street from me is selling a 2002 Ninja 250 for 2K. I know he is trying to rip me off because I could get a 2004 model for 3K. I know, I know, it's a 250, but I think it might be a decent starter bike for me so that I could get used to riding.
I am 5'11', 190lbs and fairly athletic. I have always liked sportbikes and have wanted to buy one, but never wanted to go broke just to have a bike and since I live in a state with the four seasons. I would only be able to ride for 4-5months, tops.
From reading the boards, I think something like a 600 would fit my needs better, but I am in no rush. I want to do things right.
I am getting an HJC helmet next week and I plan to get some gloves and a leather jacket.
Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.