First bike! Tips, suggestions, etc! looking for wisdom! :)
(Deep East, TEXAS)
I plan on getting my first bike within the next couple months - yay. I am looking for advice, tips, suggestions, etc from more experienced gals. I am going to get a sport bike, that's my comfort zone. I want to get something that fits me physically and my personality. My mom rode when she was younger and is currently looking at a gixxer 600; so we've been getting back into things together. I also have a friend that fixes motorcycles so there are folks around to help me the hands on AND I will be taking the safety course.
Let me tell you a little about my history to get the ball rolling. I grew up around dirt bikes and motorcycles, scooters, ATV's, UTV's, jet skis, tractors basically anything that you can ride that has a motor (and even some horses!). A family friend raced Suzuki's and I spent summers gleaning knowledge. Made my first solo ride on a 90cc dirt bike at 9 years old and as I got older moved up to a 250 and even got to handle a gixxer 750 a few times. (too much bike at the time but i still love them).
It's been a couple years since I was on a bike but now I'm in a position to get my own. I live in SE Texas so weather permits riding all but 2 months out of the year - I have plenty of time and am in no rush.
I'm not a small girl, 5'11" and 140lbs; I can duck walk taller bikes with relative ease. I am looking at the GSXR 750 as I've been on them before and am quite comfortable with the height, weight and "feel". I don't want to get in over my head just getting used to everything again, I'm going to see how I feel after I take the safety course (on a 250).
Suggestions on bikes? Tips for getting back into everything? Things to consider? Etc! Anything and everything please!