2009 Yamaha V-Star 250
(Lakeland, TN USA)
Hi! I'm Karon ...
I'm re-familiarizing myself with motorcycle riding again after selling mine years ago to liquidate for $$$ to purchase a new home. My husband and I both ... =(
After 16 years, we're financially able to enjoy bikes again (I was pregnant when I sold my first bike and didn't know it yet) after all these years. So ... I had to start all over. I knew I needed something small and forgiving until I could re-learn.
Until I feel completely comfortable on my V-Star 250, I will ride it with pleasure. I'm not even 5' 2" and can completely put my feet on the ground on both sides of the bike AND can also bend my knees a bit. It's got enough power to ride on the Interstate @ 65 - 70 mph but have pretty much throttled it out at 75 - 80 mph. It gets phenomenal gas mileage ... 90 mpg!!!
I'm a girly, girl (transformed from a tom-boy) and people are shocked that I have a motorcycle and frequently hear "you don't seem the type", I just smile.
One morning, leaving for work, my SUV had a flat, no other car to drive, my husband had gone to work ... I was stuck. So ... I ride my bike, dressed for work (which included a beautiful stand of pearls). The looks I got ... hilarious! At one stop, a convertible in front of me with a male driver, female passenger ... the man saw me in his rear-view and the woman turned completely around to look at me. I simply waved and went on my way.
Some day, I plan on graduating ... but until I do, I'm loving my little Yamaha V-Star 250!
Will upload a picture soon ...