new member w/o bike
Hey everyone, i am a new member and i have been reading the threads and have been getting alot of good info but heres something i need to know....
New late model bike (ie. '08 ninja 250/650)
Used Older model bike (ie. '95-'04 650 or less cc)
Heres the thing, i've done some 4 wheeling so now i'm loving the bike thing.... but i been reading on the first bike issue:
1) dont get new cuz i will drop it
2) nothing too powerful cuz i might die
3) something easy to handle to learn and gain experience on.
I understand all that but this is how i'm thinking:
-I want the 08 ninja 250, i know its a good beginner bike but i dont want to master it and have to go thru the whole buying thing again for something bigger, cuz i like to keep things and not really trade or switch things for years,thats why im also considering the 650 which is also great looking, i like to get my money worth, plus the 250 does sound like a scooter or a commercial lawn mower.
-After looking at many ads on craigslist, ebay, cycletrader and other smaller publications i've decided i really like the honda cbr 600's...there were plenty more that i REALLY liked, such the R1 and some suzukis but like i said before, i dont want to die....but i want to know:
-can the cbr be my first bike???
-even if i got it used and dropped already???
I plan on keeping the bike for years....thats why i want new but i dont want it f-ed up really quickly neither, thats why i also want used....i need some advice....sorry for typing so much, i wanted to get this off my chest.
P.S., does anyone have a ballpark of what payments and insurance total monthly?? just wanna hear numbers.