Hey all, new to the boards and new to riding.
Well, that's a bit of a lie. I can't say I'm new to riding, as I haven't ridden yet. Not unless you count riding a few times when I was 16 or 17 on an old dirtbike that lasted about a week before my buddies and I destroyed it. I don't.
So, at age 31, I guess I'm coming into the scene a bit late. So, have at least another month or two before I will actually buy a bike, do to several factors in my life at the moment. One of which is recovering from an injury.(almost all healed up
Plan on taking the MSF course ASAP, have been looking around for some riding gear. Though this is proving to be a bit of a problem. Where I live, I have a very limited inventory to check out. So, have to rely on internet, which is nice, except I can't try anything on.
After the MSF course, plan on going ahead and buying a new bike. Again, where I live, options are limited. Have a few dealers nearby(Suzuki, Yamaha, Buell, Kawasaki within a 45min. drive), but, none really deal much in used bikes. Besides, I'd rather buy new. Not enough differece in price between a new and a used bike to make that a deciding factor, and insurance isn't much of a problem either. So, given my options, new it will likely be.
And speaking of bikes, the Suzuki SV650S has really stood out to me. Back when I was first looking around, I got to sit on one, and I loved it's feel. That was a '06 model. The new '08 model has really grabbed my attention. Haven't seen one in person yet, but, from what I see on the web I like.
Anyway, good to be here and look forward to talking with you guys. Have checked in here occassionally and read through and there is a great wealth of knowledge here. Very handy.