Hi everyone, I've been wanting to buy a bike for a couple of years now and am finally in a postion to do it. I've read a bunch of articles about people for and against going with a 600 for a first bike. I actually planned on doing the responsible thing and buy an sv650 or ex500. I'm not trying to impress anybody, just get some road expierience and build up my riding skills.
Well, I'm in the military and stationed in Germany, so bikes are hard to come by (unless you're looking for a HD, those are everywhere). I was going to buy this 04 ex500 last month but the owner sold it like the day before
So I'm checking the classifieds every day now and notice this 01 R6 for sale. Really good price ($4500) and not too far away (about an hour).
I'm going to go and check it out this week and make the owner an offer. I now that it probably isn't the best idea to go start with an R6, but it's kinda like my dream bike and I couldn't pass this deal up.
I'm pretty much just going to use it for local driving and mabey for work commuting once I get better at riding. Basically can you guys give me any advice regarding saftey/ riding progression?
(BTW sorry this post turned out to be longer than I expected)
Oh yeah, here link to a pic of the actual bike http://img294.echo.cx/img294/8462/2001yzfr66ti.jpg