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My name is Nara, from Huntington Beach, CA. Currently I don't own any motorcycle or have a license to drive one yet. I just sign up a beginner class that will start next month. Reason why I'm looking into getting a motorcycle is to beat traffic and beat parking at school. I go to school full time and work full time, I commute about 32 miles thru LA traffic.
After looking at several motorcycle, I decide on something with dual purpose. Not a big fan of crouch rockets, if I want to go fast I have a car that can do that. But I enjoy sitting up right and a slender bike, which lead me to Ducati Multistrada. It's a extremely nice bike but not so great for a beginner and I looked at other brands and decide on Kawasaki Versys. Hopefully to get one when I complete my rider course and not drop it.
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Hi and welcome. I, like you, took the motorcycle classes before getting a bike. I got my Versys a month ago and have been absolutely loving every minute of it. I almost dropped it twice and got pulled over once, so just make sure you're responsible as it is a very powerful bike. I would highly recommend this bike to anyone big enough to ride it. Good luck and whatever bike you go with, stay safe
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Welcome, the Ducati Multistrada is a nice bike but cost a lot more than a V and its maintenance costs are a lot higher.
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Hi everyone

My name is Nara, from Huntington Beach, CA. Currently I don't own any motorcycle or have a license to drive one yet. I just sign up a beginner class that will start next month. Reason why I'm looking into getting a motorcycle is to beat traffic and beat parking at school. I go to school full time and work full time, I commute about 32 miles thru LA traffic.
After looking at several motorcycle, I decide on something with dual purpose. Not a big fan of crouch rockets, if I want to go fast I have a car that can do that. But I enjoy sitting up right and a slender bike, which lead me to Ducati Multistrada. It's a extremely nice bike but not so great for a beginner and I looked at other brands and decide on Kawasaki Versys. Hopefully to get one when I complete my rider course and not drop it.
Looking to forward on inputs and reading you guys post of experiences with the Versys.
Welcome! Suggest you gear up with some good quality mesh gear (jacket and pants, for the LA heat) as well as perforated leather gloves and FF helmet.

Especially where you are starting out engine bars like the Givi or SW Motech protect the bike if you drop it on it's side, something almost all new riders do. They will pay for themselves the first time you do this.
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Thanks for the welcomes guys. I plan to rode with full protective gears since this is will be the first motorcycle that I'll own and riding daily. My plan is to get as mich leather materials as mich I can afford. After wathcing a few youtube videos and reading posts from here, I'm planing on getting the Givi crash bar, front grip guard, and a skid plate. Hopefully I won't have to deal with the law to much, this is why I'm staying away from sport bikes. Just waiting for my class to begin and the dealer to get back at me about pricing. Thanks everyone
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Not a big fan of crouch rockets, if I want to go fast I have a car that can do that.
Unless you've got a supercar, the V will be plenty fast as well! I got in my weekend turbo car after a month of riding the V and was like, "where'd all the power go???"

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