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Old 10-03-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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I just finished the msf course and got my license. I need some help in choosing my first bike. Is a BMW rockster r1150r too much for a beginner. i didn't want to buy a small bike only having to try to sell it after a few months of riding and outgrowng it. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:29 AM   #2
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A BMW 1150 for your first bike? You got alot of cash and alot of . Might i suggest something half that size and price? Most wrecks happen within the first year of riding. Hate to wreck that thing. Best of luck either way!
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It's not a completely outrageous choice. It's about 85 hp, right? And close to 500 lbs. I doubt that it would scare you with the power like a new rider on a big liter bike. I wonder how the maintenance is on the BMW and what it costs.

If I was learning, however, I'd be more inclined to buy a bike that was a couple of years old so somebody else pays the depreciation. And if you happen to drop it, there is less impact on your wallet. Then if you sell it after a year, you aren't losing a ton of money.

What about a used Kawi 650R as an alternate first bike?

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First bike i would buy a used bike. Somethign you can learn on.

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Old 10-04-2009, 10:46 AM   #5
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WELCOME and +1 to a used 600 or something similar to start on, whats your 2 weel experience?
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welcome to MH...congrats on completing your MSF and getting your license

id say find a used 600 and start from there
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