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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-18-2001, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking into getting a streetbike, it will be my first. The Blast seemed like a good bike because of it's small displacement and easy ridability. I need to know how much it costs. I've checked Buell's website but couldn't find the MSRP. Also around how much is insurance on one of those? I am 17, male, perfect driving record.
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Welcome to the clan !! Brotherhood is something you should be a part of ...

On a serious note the Blast is 4,395$

Check here for a review ..... id go for a suzuki gs500 though .... Or one of the other bike below ...
http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mccompa...valuebike.html
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I'm not sure but I bet the insurance is cheap for a Blast!

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Thanks for the replies. About the GS500, I'm not sure if I've seen one of those. But I love the look of the Buell. I don't know why but I like the styling. Also the Buell is cheaper which means a lot to me. I can swing $4400 by the end of the summer, but 5-6k would be much more difficult. About the insurance, when you say cheap what do you mean? I've never priced insurance on a streetbike so I have no clue about what it's gonna cost me. My parents won't pay a penny on this bike so I have to pay for the bike and insurance. But first I have to talk them into letting me get one.
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Welcome to the wonderful world of riding Ice Pac!!

Lemme give you the best advice I've ever been given... Check out ALL the different bikes in the size and/or price you are interested in.... then buy the one that sings to your soul.... you will know the right one when you see/sit on it. And don't pay attention to others who might question your decision... you are the one who has to live with the bike, not them.

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Now that I'm getting old and grey,
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Thats great advice!

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For someone of your age the insurance could run about 1000 + a year. My brother has a blast and his is just over $1000 a year with a motorcycle safety course and a safe driving record.
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My brother has a blast and at 20 years old with a motorcycle safety course and a safe driving record, he pays $1000 a year. His is a little more since he has to have collision coverage instead of just basic liability because the bike is financed. Remember also that there are tax, tag, title, and about a thousand other misc. fees from various places that get tacked on to the MSRP. You can expect to pay a little over 1000 extra for all those fees for just about any bike you buy (depending on the price it could be more)
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If you don't want to spend alot of money, you should possibly consider a used bike. Anyway have fun looking and good luck.
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Hey,

Pick up a used blast. I bought my 2000 with 260 miles on it for three grand, and the guy gave me his Buell jacket, hell it fits. Insurance will probably be cheaper, and there is no reason to buy new, espically with a blast, since the market is flooded with so many low milage used ones. I have had mine a month, love it, but it is a toy to me, not every day transportation, so I can fool with it. Parts are cheap, White brothers pipe was $190, seat was $100, I built the intake for it.




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