New rider and first time posting at BCSB. Go easy, kids.
I'm finishing up my motorcycle lessons at PRS and looking into my first bike!
I think I'll be going with a Sports touring bike. Personally I don't want to ride the Ninja 250 like all the other newbies, but I do understand why that's a good bike to get to start with, so don't get me wrong. But I was also hoping to learn on something older with more power, so I'm debating between bikes like -- an '03 SV 650 R, Ninja 650 ('05-07?), or maybe an 05/06 CBR F4i.
Purpose? Mostly commuting around the city, but I hope to take it out for at least 1 ride to the interior this summer after I pass my Class 6. And maybe some rides with friends. That's why I may consider something bigger than a 250.
FYI, A bit about my background: Never driven stick before, but I seemed to pick up shifting okay. Felt comfortable handling the Ninja on the road ride today, but I felt like I could go up a bit bigger (I'm 5'9"). Surprisingly comfortable at 110 on the highway, but I have done a fair bit of bicycle commuting over the years.
PS/ Saw an older SV 650 selling for about $3900 at a dealership, with 14K.