Okay.. as promissed; first review on the bike. Today I finally got my bike! After a lot of paperwork and running around between the bank and the DMV I finally dropped the cheque of and I had titled and registered the bike in my name. Since I haven't riden a bike for a while I asked if one of my collegues would drive with me to Lake Luzerne. Turned out that both the boys had some time to kill and they rode op with me.
At first I was kinda pleased with the bike. Loved the "open" feel and for a second I didn't even miss my car. We decided to go over spier falls road and that's where the fun started - and the sobering up part too for that matter! The other 2 salesmen drive a 1000cc (Yamaha & Honda) and the difference became pretty obvious. Where i was strugling uphill and with the sidewinds, the 1000's could accelerate like crazy and stabilize themselves somewhat by doing that. Kinda of a bummer.... as I was riding my own speed; a smile slowly came to my face. I know I am going to have my hands full on keeping the bike on the road, learning to take the turns and slowly getting gutsy of course. It was then again why I realised the reason why I bought a 250cc as instead of the 650. Fun & Fuel economy... So I got a bit gutsier, throwing the bike down in turns, shifting down and let it rip (for as good as it could that means).
Just like driving the car, this is FUN! And after i got the shifting part down; i started paying attention to some things like RPM, handling and that kinda stuff. It feels great and is surprisingly better to control than I ever thought possible. Due to the fact that it isn't the fastest bike in the world, it gave me NO surprises at all. No funny feelings; nothing unexpected and totally predictable! Just the way I like it!
All with all, for the Money I spend on it... The first fill up was only $ 11,00 for a full tank of 93 octane; the $ 89.00 a year insurance and the payment of only 80 dollars a month... i definately did the right thing!
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