Planning on going the prescribed beginner route: MSF, Ninja 250, Gear, etc. Just have a few questions
1) I've heard the Ninja 250 is pretty much the only 250 that can sustain highway speeds. I just wanted to verify that this is true and that I would be able to say, ride it home from school. That's approximately 100 miles of freeway that moves between 0 (hey, it's Los Angeles...) and 85 miles per hour. Doable? Is that enough power that my weight is pretty negligble?
2) Do bikes go up for sale in waves or something? I'm only seeing a couple Ninja 250s popup that look interesting at all on ebay and craigslist. I'm not looking to buy just yet, I was just wondering if anyone knows how the market for bikes tends to fluctuate over the course of the year.
3) This bike will be my primary source of transportation. I don't want to be the guy that wears his gear everywhere, but helmet/boots/gloves/jacket can be fairly easily removed and stored. Pants are the trouble. Are jeans ok?
4) Aero leather jackets. I've heard nothing but good things about their leather jackets from a non-motorcycling standpoint, but I don't know how their motorcycle jackets are perceived. Still great stuff? Anyone have any experience with them? Here's the link to the one I'm interested in: http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/w...33&prodid=1277
. It's a bit pricey, but I've always wanted a jacket from them and I might be able to kill two birds with one stone here.