I'm new to this forum and new to riding in general and I'm planning to buy a 2003 Ninja 500R in the next month. I was just wondering whether or not I was getting an ok deal, since I don't really know what the motorcycle market is like and what to look for.
Basically, the bike has no mods, 12k km on it and from the outside looks in decent condition. The owner mentioned dropping it once, but had all the fairings etc. fixed through the warranty.
I am paying $3850 for it, is that an ok price? Also, should I get the bike checked out by a licensed dealer? How much would that cost, as I am trying to minimize any other expenses. Any other advice would really be appreciated (such as insurance, maintenance etc.)