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  1. Beginner - help with the first bike choice

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hi, I just gotten my motorcycle license. In driving school i was driving Suzuki SV650 bike and it was ok. The power of 650 bike is ok to me. Now it's time to get my first bike. I searched for a few bikes i like and i would like to get some opinions on which is gonna be the best "beginner" bike...
  2. New Bike Day - Buell XB9S

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Today is my favorite day - New bike day. 2003 Buell XB9S with 20,000 miles on the odometer. Background I have been riding my old Radian 600 for years now, and spent a brief 3 months on a '97 VFR750F before it got obliterated at an intersection. I learned a couple things in that time...
  3. Dealership Fees

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hi all, I am new to riding and am looking to purchase my first bike, the 2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan. I got some numbers this morning from the dealer, and though I expected additional fees for registration and title and such, I was shocked when the $4749 listed priced quickly jumped to $6732...
  4. Advice for the new bike

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hello, I'll detail my previous bikes and my opinion on them. My post is mainly on finding some names that would fit what i need. Budget: 8000Euros. Height: 172cm (5.7") Ride purpose: 90% city rides, 10% adventure 2001 Honda Hornet 600cc - first bike. 2 crashes. fast for my first bike...
  5. First Bike? Honda Navi Opinions?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi! I've been thinking about getting a motorcycle so that I can drive to school everyday! This is a 20 minutes+ car ride, usually, however, the one that used to drive to school, cannot do it anymore. So I was thinking about driving myself there from now. Due to the fact that I'm currently paying...
  6. 2015 cbr 300r -- help!

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hello all, I recently was lucky enough to recover my stolen cbr 300r. I got lucky and not much was damaged but I'm missing some parts, fairings especially. I plan on building the bike back up and selling it to later buy a 600. My only problem is identifying the particular parts is a pain, at...
  7. Hi Everyone!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone! My name is Bill Livingstone, I am 27 and living in Toronto, Ontario. I have never ridden any kind of bike until this past weekend when I took a motorcycle training course and loved it! (And also passed of course). I bought my first bike a month or so ago and it is a 1978 Honda...
  8. Buying first bike: Honda Rebel 300 or Honda CB300R?

    First Bike / New Rider
    As the title says, I'm looking for my first bike and was wondering which one would be better as a first bike, or if there are any better alternatives to the two?
  9. Is this bike too small for me? (Looking for alternatives)

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi all, A bit of background as on my problem with deciding on a first bike. I am 6' 5", 6'6" with shoes and even larger with a helmet on. I currently weight 279 lbs but working on that (dropped 30 pounds to get here so far). I am looking to buy my first bike. The local HD dealer had a demo...
  10. What kind of bike should i get considering my size?

    First Bike / New Rider
    So i'm thinking of getting my motorcycle license in two years (when i'm 18), and that will allow me to ride bikes up to i believe 600cc. However, i'm kinda tall (6´5 1/2, 196cm) so i'm wondering what kind of bike i should get and what model. The types i have looked at are mainly sport bikes and...
  11. Buying First Bike - How much vehicle history?

    Sport Bike As First Bike
    I'm looking to buy my first bike - used from a dealer. If the motorcycle has a "clean title" and is low cost ($1724 for a 2004 Hyosung 250 w/ 5,000 miles) how much background checking on it is reasonable? I've read I should search the VIN history and bring for an independent inspection. Is that...
  12. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ADVISE ME about something I just stumbled across

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi community To get straight to the point, I just bought my first motorbike this afternoon and rode it home and parked it up. I came outside to admire her (about 19.5 minutes ago) and was having a nice close look at it's assembly when I noticed a white pipe / inlet / stem into container that...
  13. Suzuki SV650 or Yamaha FZ-07

    First Bike / New Rider
    Alright guys I'm about to turn 21 and getting my moto license im not necessarily a new rider ,because I use to ride when I was 14 to 16. But I have pick up a bike scene. I'm 5'10 and 225 pounds. So with that said are the bikes in the title a good match, btw i used to do more off roading riding...
  14. New Rider, New (Old) Bike

    New Member Introductions
    Hey. I just got my M class license and picked up a 1986 Suzuki Madura GV1200. I'm completely new to motorcycles. A few of my uncles were riders but it's all new to me. I look forward to learning and enjoying the open road.
  15. Newbie Problems! Honda Rebel 250

    First Bike / New Rider
    Alright...I'm officially as new as they come. I bought my first bike today. 2005 Honda Rebel 250. I wasn't having any luck finding a bike that seemed just right in town, so today I picked up a motorcycle trailer from Uhaul and drove 2 hours to check out one off of craigslist. From my limited...
  16. Buying a new bike as a first bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello All, this is my first post here. I'm a new rider about to buy my first bike. Now, I've heard and read all the stories about not getting a brand new bike as your first bike, but after searching around I've decided that the price tag of $10-12k is something I'm willing to spend, knowing...
  17. There are many like it...

    First Bike / New Rider
    But this one is mine. 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 500. Chose it because it has a great reputation as a first bike, with great durability reviews for the engine and hardware. Took it out in a lot to practice weaves, serves and emergecny stops from the BRC for a few hours, then on local side streets...
  18. Help Me Pick (Pretty Much Just BIKE PORN)

    Sport Bike As First Bike
    Hey gang, I'm looking into my first bike and still trying to narrow down options since, in my other thread, it was pointed out that I'd probably be WAY too big for a Rebel 250 (I'm ~6'3"/190). So I figured I'd post some pictures as inspiration now that I can do that with my new high post...
  19. New Rider Looking For Highway Bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey guys, so I'm new to all this and figured you'd be a great starting resource. I'm looking for a bike to go on cross country trips with that will get pretty good fuel economy. I was looking to get a Honda Rebel because it gets great mpgs and I like the retro look, but after doing a bit of...
  20. My first project bike-Tips welcome

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello people of the interwebs! As you can see i have just purchased my first project bike and I am looking forward getting my hands dirty. However, since I am fairly new to the motorcycle world I would appreciate a few pointers on how to address some problems that may arise in the next couple...
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