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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all. Here is my obligatory first post! About to the motorcycle world, in fact, I am still a month or so away from picking up my first bike. I had been eyeballing the Versys for a while, and then fell in love with the Triumph Street Triple. To date, I have ridden neither. After much contemplation, and advise from the Ratnet forum, I have decided that the Street triple is probably not a wise introduction to motorcycling.

I took the beginner MSF course back in 2008 (and my endorsement), but never picked up a bike. Now I am almost ready, and in preparation, took the intermediate MSF (both through Team Oregon). I feel as confident as I can having no street experience. I am 5'10', 190, and 47yrs old. I am looking for a commuter bike that I can also just have fun on. Although I feel good about not being full of piss and vinegar at this point in my life, I still want to have a bike that could allow me too kick my heals up when I am ready.

Although all the advise (and common sense) says to buy used on your first bike, there really are not many in the area (Portland, OR) that are within a reasonable distance. There are (2) 2009's locally for $5999 a piece. One is used with like 650 miles on it, and the other is brand spankin'. I am thinking for the same price, I would go new..

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 05:22 PM
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 08:04 PM
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Go new and the Versys is the best bike for a beginner as it is very forgiving and easy to handle.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 07:46 AM
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Go ahead and go new. The V is easy to learn on especially since you've been through the msf. Take it easy at first of course and you'll be fine. Crash bars are a definite plus as a first accessory.

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