Main Motorcycle: 2003 Triumph T100
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Waldheim, LA
Other Motorcycle: 2007 M-G Cali Vintage
The Bonneville is an excellent first bike...with just a few provisos. Bear in mind that it will be a great deal heavier than the bikes that you will use in a basic rider course. Full of fuel, a stocker goes about 485 lbs. This may not sound like much to you and if you are a strong person with decent kinesthetic ability, you'll do fine. Also, being a basic, carbureted machine you will find that it has characteristics that are a little more complicated than an automobile. Choke controls, a clutch, and more frequent maintenance are to name but a few. However, if you are willing to learn, can find a safe place to practice your initial reps, and can handle a five hundred pound machine you'll be rewarded with a satisfying and great-looking bike. I hope that you join our ranks...
2003 Bonneville T100 and 2007 Moto Guzzi California Vintage