919 a reasonable first bike?
The first post, and I have to start with such a nubby question? Yeah, I do. I've searched a bit, and there's not a lot of talk about people buying the 919 as a first bike.
What I have found is that when people are trying to decide which bike to buy, they offer some info
5'9" about 165 in a rural area, most rides should be about 15 miles and 55 and lower speed limits.
As a kid I lived on a trail 70 and then moved to a 125. When we moved into town, we had to get rid of the bike. That was sooo long ago, and they were such small bikes I don't consider that experience, but I do know that I miss riding.
I'm not really torn between the 919 and a bike of the same size (fz1 for example) but rather curious if it's actually more difficult to learn on a larger bike. I'm 33 years old and the racing/idiot bug has been gone for a half dozen years. I'm not looking for a wheelie bike, but rather a clean looking ride that is more than competent. There would be the occasional longer ride, but I am not thinking about a four hour ride down the turnpike on a bike. If I'm going 300 miles on a bike, I want it to be a six hour ride, but fun and scenic.
I'm sure I'll hear scooter suggestions, but I want a bike that can respond and be playful on that short ride to work. I would add the small wind fairing, but don't see many other mods as necessary, aside from maybe luggage. Ego and racing are the last things I'm worried about.
Thanks for your opinions...
It's pathetic, but I should add I'm considering the 919 cause I simply think it's about the sexiest damn thing on two wheels.