After a lot of thinking, reading,weighing in different options and last but not least talking to my good friend Motodisiac I was brave enough to purchase my first motorcycle.
It is a 2005 Suzuki SV650S. From what I gather it is a very good beginner bike. Easy to handle, not a complete crotch rocket, good low end torque, reliable, good resale value. So all in all seems like with a “little” help of my friend Motodisiac I made a good choice. By the way little help implies answering my endless stupid questions, riding out to Santa Clarita to bring the bike back to my house, giving very helpful and money saving tips when shopping for motorcycle gear and much more.
In my own opinion (not even being close to expert) - the bike looks cool (you laugh but it was one of the important factors), it is comfortable to sit/ride on, it definitely has enough power for a beginner like me, it is not too heavy.
I had already stacked up on some riding gear (which I will go into details about in my later posts) and have ridden it around a little bit. Though feeling pretty confident I am yet to be allowed by to ride on freeways by my friend Motodisiac. As his previous post shows it is not that safe, especially for someone with little or no riding experience like me.
The sickness truly has no cure.