I have been trolling the forums for a bit. I've always been interested in the sport/hobby/community and I am currently looking at VFR400R (NC24) and a CBR250R (MC19). I am about 5'6-5'7 and weight in at 175lbs. I know I'll drop the bike because that is part of the learning and I am not overly concerned with repairs on the fairings. I am not looking for a beast, but I also do not want to look at upgrading in a few years. I will be looking at training with BCSC as well.
I just have a few questions in regards to a first time purchase:
-what should I be looking for in a used bike (mechanical etc) who can I get an inspection done with.
-Gear what is good setup to run with as I want as much protection as possible and what should I budget for this. I estimate about $1000.00
-good places to practice while learning (vancouver/burnaby area)
I know ideally I should do all the back end stuff first with getting setup to ride, but I can storage the bike until I am good to go. I'll get the learning permit in about a week or so and will call tomorrow about BCSC courses.
thanks for your input.
edit: I should note I am also keeping my options open