jimfinn brings up a great point. the msf basic course is the beginning of a never-ending education. i've taken two racing schools after the msf course. and occasionally i'll take my bike up to where they do the msf course and ride the exercises by myself. i also do braking practices. if you are serious about riding, be serious about riding.jimfinn93 said:(snip) A little bit of education, that gives a new squid too much confidence, and a brand new FAST bike = Severe Injury Or Death. We'll see.(snip)
why is it that experienced riders love the sv and new guys hate it?strada said:Well, to each his own, but I have been riding off and on for over 15 years and I have an SVS and really enjoy it. I agree it is not a fire breathing monster, but it sure is a lot of fun. (snip)
What's more important to you, saving money or saving your ass???Digweed said:I did the whole "buy a beginner bike to learn on" thing. I regreted it completely....... ...... I lost a lot of money trading my SV in for the CBR, I wish I would have made the right choice first.
I did just the same! My first bike was an sv650, and I don't regret it for a second. I bought a Ducati this spring, and wish I could have kept the Suzuki as well. It was all kinds of fun and super easy to learn on, and it was much cheaper than a 600, not to mention the fact that it didn't have a bunch of plastic to scratch up when I dropped it. I replaced the clutch lever and the mirror, and it was good as new. I got a decent resale on it too. I"ll stop babbling and just say that getting an sv650 as a first bike is a VERY good idea.Digweed said:I did the whole "buy a beginner bike to learn on" thing. I regreted it completely. I got out of my riders education class and bought my first bike ever, an SV650...