Main Motorcycle: 2010 Bonneville SE Black
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Brandon, FL
Other Motorcycle: 2011 Rocket III Touring
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Unless your mid 30s and up and have them wild oats out of your system; I don't think ANY Bonneville is a good beginner bike. It's a relatively heavy bike and will do the ton right out of the box. Of course on this forum, I am a party of one.
As far as "wasting time" on a bike you'll "quickly outgrow", the only person to lose a significant amount of money selling a smaller bike is the person that purchased it new. You can get pretty close to what you paid for it by going used. The only thing "wasted" will be the "oh sh*t" moments as they will be fewer on a smaller bike.
I bought a Thruxton after my MSF course, bought it when I was 19 and am only 20 now. Of course I spent my own money, buy my own insurance, and do all the maintenance myself. I know it has a lot of power but seeing that its my first big investment I'm also proving to some others that I am responsible enough for the bike and myself.
Good for you young man it wont be long before you can out ride any of us old farts.When I was your age I didnt have good since like you but i could ride the hell out of a bike back then,you cant beat being young and quick.Just allways stay scare of it alittle and you will be fine.
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