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Old 08-05-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hello. I am new to motohouston. I am enrolled in the udt program at ocean corporation. Im looking for a means of transportation to and from school, and a motorcycle is definitely the way to go. Im new to riding so im looking for something to start on. Any suggestions or recommendations would be great. Im looking forward to owning a bike.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:53 AM   #2
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Go to a couple of different shops and sit on a bunch of different bikes and find the style that feels most comfortable.

If you're planning to commute, find something that you can spend a lot of time on without getting worn out. ie: a crotch rocket isn't all that great of a commuter

I consider engine size secondary to comfort. If you're capable of controlling yourself then what you start on isn't a big deal. If you have problems with self control, are a speed demon, or think you're invincible; get something small (ninja 300, cbr 250, etc) and learn everything you can about riding before moving up.

Ninja 650's and Suzuki GS's make great commuters.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:58 AM   #3
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plan for a set of rain gear on top of riding gear if this is your only means of transport. I got a nice Alpinestars two piece rain suit through Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited and it worked like a charm and rolled up into a very small space for storage.
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Another thing to keep in mind. I'm not sure where your at in training but when you start lugging all your gear around, i.e. weight belt, boots, scuba gear from when you go to Galveston, it will become a pain in the . Look into a cruiser if you really want to buy a bike because of this reason. If not I would suggest a car.
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