Im saving 200$ a week plus any loose money from working in order to afford one in about 5-7 weeks. How are you affording it?
I'm saving up for a Chevy Bolt, but if that doesn't pan out I'm going to get a zero.
The new hotness is the 300cc series bikes, like the Yamaha R3. You can get them new for only a couple thousand. Most of the riders I shoot all are looking to the 300cc for their ease of use, fun, and not so fast it'll kill you on the streets.
(I'm a motorsports photographer and I'm around riders every weekend, So Cal area.)
You will rapidly learn moto mechanics if you're any bit of an enthusiast. Working on a bike is world's easier than working on a car, and there's plenty of fellow enthusiasts willing to help.
And you can sell it for almost what you bought it without the danger of low siding a bike worth 3 times as much. It's advisable to ratchet up to larger bikes, not only for safety, but also so you can learn your riding style and find an appropriate bike to suit your needs.
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click here to see how one asshole got a free bike
Had a baby and bought a new car, have half in cash so going to ask my parents for a loan, i'll give it back come tax time, can't be assed waiting till then and/or paying interest at the bank.
I guess 1.5k doesn't feel like a lot to me. Last bike I had was a 2003 R6, bought for 3k, sold for 3k. Having that 1.5k safety net seems worth it to me. I'd rather do it right, than do it over.
I just feel that being on a 250 isn't as safe as far as needig to get up and go. If you're on the freeway or highway and you need to pass someone, it takes a little bit longer than you want it to.
I completely understand, I just feel that starting on a 250 isn't financially the best idea. 600s are more than controllable even for a new rider. It's all about throttle control, and not pinning it in a corner.
OP, don't get sucked into a bike being "slow." One of the fastest riders I know has a 40hp bike and goes toe to toe with 600 guys every day. Learning how to ride is far more important than displacement or power.
I hate that the file size is only 2.0mb max. I have a ton of my bike shots to post.
I don't know I just feel that a 600 is just as good to learn the fundamentals of riding just as much as a 250/300. And yeah the new r3s and ninja 300s do have some pep to them. But nothing like a 600 sport bike.
Next thing you know you'll be on dbt with the rest of us
Live in the country and looking at duel sports, I think i'll be ok.
I was going to get a cheap 4x4 to run around in because the wife obv uses the car all the time, She's the one who asked for better air'con and more airbags for the baby, but hell i'll take the bike.
dont worry about it being a supersport, as long as you are level headed and not an idiot you will be fine, just understand its dangerously fast and if you act like you wanna die then you will. also i have the same bike, afforded it the same way pretty much, gear is the killer tho, you always want new stuff its a curse
Bought a 600cc as my first bike. Buy the right gear the first time. It will save on medical bills. Take it easy until you are more comfortable.
Here is my bundle of joy, 2016 R1S.
I work in the weatherization field so I'm clearing a fairly decent income, I also have good credit so I have an extremely low interest rate.
Don't listen to these idiots. As long as you have throttle control and are mature about it start on a 600cc if you get a 300cc you will be bored of it and want to upgrade by next year.
I'm joining the Marines and hope to be a UFC fighter one day. I'm not going to risk being paralyzed or permanently fucking my legs up. My dreams would die. Motorcycles aren't fun enough to risk that.
This is one of the dumbest posts I've ever read, how do you think you continue to build your credit?
Also have you ever heard of having other financial obligations? Bills? Mortgages? Other vehicle payments...
You're a special kind of idiot.
>drag race new mustang right off the highway
>cop was somewhere right near by
>2 bros exhaust attracts attention
>i hit 160mph before i notice lights
>cop is at least 1 mile back
>continue to gun it
>get off expressway to small highway
>hit gravel behind a business
>back on bike in seconds
>hide out for a few minutes
>gun it the back way to my house
>zero scratches, some bruising
>full gear on
>dress for the slide, not the ride
I'm really gay for not wanting to risk everything so I can ride on 2 wheels? Ok. My uncle got into a small accident that wasnt even his fault, and he was only going 25 mph. He broke his leg in such a way that it never truly healed and he limps after just a few minutes of walking. that's just fucking stupid to risk that for nothing.
Vehicle finance can have crazy low interest rates, because its naturally a secured loan, on the vehicle.
As the other poster said, youve got to get credit to get better credit
Samefag, also assuming I financed the entire loan and didn't pay off a majority to have a remainder to build positive credit...
How do you people survive in the real world? Buying something outright doesn't actually get you anywhere..
Mfw when I'm so white my last name is literally Casper.
I own two bikes
Not even sure what you mean by no skin in the game?
Aprilia and HD are hipsters bikes
I ride triumph
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im a fitness junkee and i used to have a bike just like the one this picture. after 1 year of riding, some asshole merged onto me while on a freeway onramp at about 50mph. insurance put me 0% at fault and i lost alot of bone in my left ankle. quit a few surgeries and whatnot later, i cant do a lot of what i used to do and love.
so be careful on that thing. there are 2 kinds of motorcyclists out there. those that have been down, and those that havent yet
Pay as you go so you down owe dumb nigger. I literally owe nothing on all of my stuff credit score is 798 at 25 never financed anything longer than 3 months. Lowering your monthly overhead is smart, you get laid off you don't get your shit repo'd
post timestamp with turd cutter next to triumphs
>not know it
>hasnt won any racing or endurance races since ever
>even wear the underwear
>sips tea and masturbates to handlebar mustache
You're really just making this up as you go.
You have nothing, you have no assets, you have no credit, you have no life, you live in a similar trailer to that which my bike is in the foreground to..
You are a pathetic, ignorant and tremendously stupid individual who lives with his mother in his mid 20's and is going no where in life.
>798 credit score
>never financed anything longer than 3 months
>projecting this hard
>on the internet
A few hundred dollars in a stack of one's.
I'm impressed, also what kind of moron would keep roughly 20k (if it's hundreds) in their house...
Home invasions, fires, water damage and flooding, the list goes on... Just pissing in the wind..
Are you dense you can clearly see it's all hundies by the color, and I keep it Incase I want to buy something without having to withdraw 20k at the bank wether the bank be closed to not have to notify the IRS with a withdrawal over 10k you dumb cuck. Mfw safes exist for this reason
> going to go in on a Recon contract when it's available,f..f..ff.aggot
This. If you are just scrapping by I don't think getting a (newish) 600cc super-sport is a great idea. You should atleast look at the price of the gear you will need to buy (i.e. helmet and gloves) and consider that aswell as the insurance cost. If you are getting such a new bike you will want comprehensive insurance which can run you 120-140$ a month alone... Also you will probably lay down the bike atleast once or twice; there are exceptions but most riders do. I did.
yeah its called being a 21 year old male lol.
im just saying, from expirience, be careful! you can get literally disabled. for the rest of your life. quite easily. i just wanted to make that point
Implying that's even real money and not some ebay'd fake bills for the sole purpose of making stupid arrogant posts on the internet like this.
Also who cares if you have to notify the IRS, you're risking an audit for no good reason and since you have money just lying around it's obviously not for anything of significance.
Also a safe isn't water, fire or theft proof, they're resistant, and carry absolutely zero insurance coverage in the even of loss.
Don't get me wrong the danktona and street triple are sweet but the Bonneville bobber is a whole new level of hipster faggotRyan. Not to mention the "scrambler" pos
Yeah, the Coast Guard, a place where you can advance in rank and pay faster than anywhere else and receive all of the same retirement benefits.
What fucking pussies, idiots too! It's better to join the Marines and get killed in the first two years in service!
Dude are you serious? Just because most of the people that lurk on /b/ are neck beard faggots doesn't mean everyone is. I own a successful small business in so cal, that I started on my own at 23. I am fortunate I understand that, I lurk before I go to bed. Just because you don't have captital sitting around doesn't mean other people dont. Stop being a nigger get a really job and move out of your shitty trailer and buy a decent bike that not every joke blow has.
R3 literally my favourite bike. Only bike I've ever kept after getting a replacement. I know have a GSX650F but around town and more technical roads the R3 is amazing. Smooth, nimble and just enough grunt
if ur not a pussy u will buy a honda 1000rr as ur first bike
Most are, and I don't find you to be an exception to the rule.
Just because I don't idiotically have stacks of cash laying around my house doesn't mean I do not have capital in a bank like a normal human being and assets.
This is a new R1, not a GSX-R, not many squids get these bikes as they can't afford them and can't get approved for loans, they don't have the CREDIT...
Oh, yeah, and I don't live in a trailer.
Found a pic of my bike, I went down holy Jim canyon in socal in this pic. Bike doesn't handle dirt very well but it likes fire roads
When an empoyer sees "US Marine" on a resume, they think he's a hard-worker who gets shit done. When they see "US Coast Guardsman" on a resume, they giggle a little, then throw your resume to the side.
you guys are talking about puss shit, when starting off just buy a honda 1000rr and just be smart and not try to fuckin kill yourself the first couple of times until you get the hang of it
Someone in the Coast Guard doesn't need an "employer", they don't discharge, they put in their 20, retire and forget about all of it as you're either legless on a corner begging, crazy, still having to work or dead 15 years past...
Are you stupid? Anyone can buy shit on credit even first time buyers. My first bike at 19 I was paying 18% interest and then paid it off in 3 months. I'm sorry you're stuck in a dead end job working for the man where you can't pay stuff off or have 20k just laying around so I can feed neck beards like you crow.
I need to pick up something I can beat on and get some experience with. Unfortunately I need a reliable work car first.
Here is my older bike 1987 XT 600
Originally my dad's keeping it in the family gonna give it to my kid if that day comes.
Thanks man. Def a comfy ride on long road trips
Paying $181/month, bags+full passenger set up
0% interest for 60 months.
I'm affording it by working every week, and meal prepping.
oh and I whore myself out on the weekends
You will not get approved for a Yamaha or Honda with bad, no, or even fair credit, you must have good credit.
Also paying off loans in 3 months doesn't build your credit in any degree.
OP if you start off with a 250 id be willing to bet money that you wont even keep it for a year, just buy something that has some power and just ease your way with the bike until your comfy then you can hall ass on it
Well I did sorry bud I bought a Honda, got approved and at 25 my credit score is 798 I literally pay my credit card off every week. I must be 1 in a 1000000. Also successful none neck beard on /b/
Lol. Thanks. It's a chief model though
Bought an 02 gs500 and had it for maybe three months before I got a bike with almost 3 times the power. Once you get a hang of the clutch and shifting through the gears it's not overwhelming. Get an sv650. The 1st Gen.
And you'll have to actually work, something you can still do without having to go into the Marines, and in the Coast Guard you can simply retire and just do whatever you want for the rest of your life..
oh i thought the one with out the windjammer was the springfield, and then theres the dark horse lol
indian released their FTR750 factory flat track bike this week. $50k
Victory sucked though, the bikes were ugly as shit
Dark horse is the same model as mine, just with flat black paint
Good riddance, was never really a fan of Victory's styling.
yea fuck your gay shit faggot bike. while its snowing and raining you faggots are wet and cold. go eat a dick. fucking bikes are gay and dumb. not to mention good luck taking your friends around and getting stopped by faggot pigs? good luck telling him he cant search your bike rofl. your keys are right there. dumb asss.
Buy 40 year old Jap bikes for $300, and make them work.
its a toy for rich faggots not like yourself
ya its the best. rode this thing from the east coast to the west coast once. like 5 months and 21k miles. it was fun just keeping it running
Hey anons, need opinions. I grew up riding a 110cc dirtbike every weekend and havent crashed in at least 10+ years. I'd say i know the fundamentals of riding, but maybe I'm being too cocky? Should i start on a 250 or a 600?