Musika wrote:I'm looking into getting a motorcycle but I'm having problems deciding on what bike to get.
I've been riden off-road motorbikes, ATVs, and stick-shift cars so I'm quite comfortable with a non-automatic set up.
My question is for somewhat experienced riders, and it is: How long did you ride a 250cc before you upgraded? I want to keep safety in mind and learn on a 250cc before I jump to something more powerful but I also don't want to spend three grand on something that I won't be using for that long.
I spent a good weekend(plus a day on a friend's 250) at the MSF.
Never have driven any type of manual vehicle before that day.
Bought myself a sv650s a year ago and have never looked back, in fact, I'm already thinking of upgrading to a 1ker(sv) or a duc 848-funds is what I lack.
If you're familiar with motorcycles, a nice 650 twin such as the sv or 650r would be a perfect choice, even a the sv1k wouldn't be much of a far-fetched choice.
Twins are perfect street bikes and have a beginner friendly torque curve.
In most cases, the rider gets deathly bored of the 250 within 6 months or less.
Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference, take the MSF, try the 250, sit on a larger bike.....etc...what happens, happens.
Credentials: I've been riding on the streets of LA for a whole year, started on the 650, and haven't had one crash/drop/etc.
A good head on your shoulders can take you hundreds of thousands of miles without ever kissing the ground.