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Old 11-26-2012, 11:33 PM   #21
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Buy whatever you want. what everyone says about not starting on a supersport. Take your msf though. Because its required, but you don't learn a thing and its boring as !
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:51 PM   #22
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:02 AM   #23
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Just to many people around here with the mentality of "oh you need to start on a250, and take the msf course its so amazing and will teach you all kinds of stuff" Its not necessary to start on a 250. If some one wants to start on a bigger bike, so be it. Is it more dangerous? Probably so. But so is everything else. And in my opinion the msf is a load of . Just another stupid regulation.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #24
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MSF = Motorcycle Safety Foundation

They've put together a list of things they feel every new/beginning rider should know (amongst other things). There's actually 2 classes:

BRC - Basic Rider Course
ERC - Experienced Rider Course

The BRC is what everyone's referring to when they say to take the "MSF". Texas has taken this class and made it mandatory. At the end of the class you take both a written test and a riding test. If you pass (it's easy!) you get a certificate to take to the DPS office. They make you take another test on computer; DPS does not make you take a riding test (in fact it's not an option).

They'll issue you a new licence with an "M" (motorcycle) class endorsement, i.e. "getting your M".

I paid $175 for the class; the price is set by the state so this is a roughly universal price. DPS charged me a measly 8 bucks for my "M" license. The class is determined by a set number of hours; it takes either 2 or 3 days.

Awesome is the name of a really popular school here in Houston; there's several to choose from. I highly recommend Awesome, as will most other people here.

There's no single right answer when it comes to choosing a first bike. I tend to side with the people who advise starting off on a 250, but there's still a ton of people who start on a 600.

And if you still have your heart set on an R6...
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