I've never owned a bike before and I'm planning on buying the new 06 r6.
I've had some experience on bikes. I wouldn't call myself experienced or seasoned... I'd consider myself a rider who had the basics down. I've been on dirt bikes a lot but I understand that they are a whole different ball park and aren't that similar to street bikes.
I've been on street bikes for a grand total of probably around 50 hours.
I'm really debating buying a crappy bike for more experience, but money is tight. Can't quite finance a used bike.
Either way, I just wanted some opinions from people. I know some will be supportive, some harsh, any feedback is appreciated. I know it might seem stupid to want a brand new bike as a first bike that I can actually call my own... but have you seen them?
They are very nice.
Well I've read a lot about safety and I'm signed up to take a 3 day class here in a couple weeks that teaches more in depth rider safety and defensive riding.
Well like I said, feel free to give any feedback to me, it will all be appreciated. Oh and I don't know if this matters any, but I live way out in the country where all the roads are one lane and the traffic is minimal. So I think my surroundings are safer than most places.. but I could be wrong