Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
Yeah, that's the real bitch for young riders. Insurance. Often, it's very easy to afford the bike payments, but the insurance premiums can be a dealbreaker.
$3000 does seem like an awful lot. All I can say is do a LOT of calling around. Open the phone book and call every agent from A to Z. If that doesn't work, maybe you'll just have to get a less "aggressive" bike with lower premiums. Maybe a Suzuki SV 650, Honda 599, Yamaha FZ-6 or something along those lines.