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08-15-2017, 03:38 PM,
advice for new rider
looking at my first ride, new rider fresh out of school,only took 58 years lol.

been researching and figure the v650 is a good choice to start with
i like the seat height and overall look, likely buy used to start

my use will be mostly urban not to much highway,untill i get a season under my belt

so any thoughts, comments and advice would be appreciated
09-19-2017, 02:04 PM,
RE: advice for new rider
Interested in replies here. Just picked up a 2002 V-Star 650 and have never ridden before. Even 52 isn't too old to start! My girlfriend is teaching me. She's been riding for 10 or so years.
09-20-2017, 08:16 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-20-2017, 08:17 AM by Diogenes415.)
RE: advice for new rider
I started riding in the 70s when 750cc was the typical engine size for a good do it all motorcycle. Modern bikes of that displacement are far more powerful and reliable than the older ones yet for some insane reason people nowadays think that anything less than 1000cc is a beginner's or "woman's" bike. I honestly don't understand that BS. I've owned Aspencades, Ventures, 1340cc HD's yet I keep coming back to 650-750cc bikes because they have the best balance of power and weight as a one up touring machine and my XVS650 is perfect for my 6'3" 200 lbs frame. Wish I still had my BMW R75/5 or MotoGuzzi V7 Ambassador though.
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